Saturday, October 22, 2005

Now I've seen it all

And I can die a happy man. Ladies and gentlemen, there was dancing at the Bowery Ballroom. A lot of dancing. At an indie rock show, never! Indeed, it happened. And it was thanks to Cut Copy and The Rapture.

Cut Copy played a ridiculously good set. At first, people were kinda just looking around and taking it in, but by the end, I think everyone watching could agree that Cut Copy was incredible. I don't think I've ever seen a band that animated. Those handclaps! Particularly good were "That Was Just a Dream" and "Zap Zap" and it was a nice touch mixing in Daft Punk's "All Around the World" to start "Future." Highlight was when they told the crowd to "make it like a Dr. Dre video" and had everyone jump up and down on the count of three. Surprisingly, the Bowery crowd obliged.

And then The Rapture came out and proved that they are officially back. A good, tight set - better than the Crash Mansion show two Thursdays ago and much longer. They played a mix of old and new, and had the crowd jumping around to "Sister Saviour," "Killing," "Out of the Races," and "Jealous Lovers." Luke overcame a broken string, and they had "Chris" out with tambourines and the occasional keys. The hometown fans danced their asses off, and it was an impressive sight to see.

Seriously, a lot of dancing. Nice work. Stay classy New York City.

The Rapture at the Bowery Ballroom


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