Posted in dance | music | pictures on August 9, 2010

photos by Benjamin Lozovsky

"the memory tapes / cut copy show was pretty epic tonight. i was in the air half the time, jumping with the rest of the crowd. so. good." - Chris Casual

Cut Copy
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"Cut Copy went on about a quarter after 6, opening with "Lights & Music." This is one of their most popular songs and a great opener. The group was fully into it, head banging and jumping to their own music. I love when a band feels what they're doing and you feel it too. You could never tell that they had just flown in from Chicago and had barely slept. Other hits were "Nobody Lost, Nobody Found" and "So Haunted." The sound system was more to be desired - and bassist Tim Hoey's mike was too low for the first few songs - but a small setback.

The band brought a nice surprise when they played 2 new songs off of their untitled upcoming album. "Where I'm Going" was an instant crowd pleaser. It's a blend of 60's beach/psychedelia harmonies and poppy rhythms. Later they played "Blink and You'll Miss the Revolution," and I just have to say wow. You can tell a new song is a success when the audience is dancing uncontrollably. It's much heavier on the drum and bass than their typical stuff, yet still maintains an essence of 80's nuwave. This will definitely be one of the hits off the album.

Cut Copy ended after an hour long set, an encore, and soaking through their shirts. It was a great day, an outstanding show." [guilt free pleasures]

Cut Copy headlined Sunday's Pool Party at Williamsburg Waterfront. Memory Tapes, Glasser, Restless People and Punches (technically the DJs) also played. More pictures and videos (including one of tortillas flying through the air, and one of the new songs) from the day below...

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Cut Copy - Blink and You'll Miss a Revolution / Hearts on Fire - Live in Williamsburg from Big Ass Lens on Vimeo.

Cloudy with a Chance of Tortillas @ The Jelly Pool Party w/ Cut Copy

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Comments (64)

well, that's not a waste of food

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 12:37 PM

Ohh hipsters you never seize to amaze me with how silly you look.....

seriously go look in the mirror for 5 seconds before you head out....

only in hipsterville will people look like that....

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 12:38 PM

memory tapes, and more importantly cut copy, we amazingly good.

punches.... not s'much

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 12:45 PM

Here we go again...

@12.38 = you are a prick.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 12:45 PM

oh dear god...i didn't know if i should lol or cry or just go completely ape whenever punches came on...

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 12:50 PM

Man fuck this whitey shit

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 12:54 PM

the person who wrote the above blurb seems a bit daft. just sayin...

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 1:01 PM

Anon 12:45pm...perfect example of dumb hipster trying to look hip and trying to fit into this society.

Go back to Iowa or wherever you came from.

I mean seriously look at those guys from Punches or whatever....they look pathetic and you probably look just like them!

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 1:03 PM

Cut Copy actually played 3 new songs
"Where I'm Going," "Alisha," & "Blink and You'll Miss the Revolution"

Setlist:

Lights and Music
Far Away
Where I'm Going
That was Just a Dream
Feel the Love
Alisha
So Haunted
Visions
Nobody Lost, Nobody Found
Blink and you'll Miss the Revolution
Hearts on Fire
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Sands of Time
Out there on the Ice

Posted by fB | August 9, 2010 1:10 PM

jesus christ does that idiot really have a stand for his one distortion pedal?
music has gone too far.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 1:12 PM

XX show was way better.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 1:13 PM

So this was like, hanging out at Urban Outfitters, but outdoors?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 1:17 PM

when did new york get so ugly?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 1:21 PM

Cut Copy was way better than XX. I went straight to Summerstage when Cut Copy finished. I guess XX is better if you prefer being bored versus dancing your ass off

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 1:21 PM

oh hey, since i have no valid opinion of the music or performance at this event, i will just make fun of the way people dressed in these pictures!

even though i probably live next door to these people and dress somewhat similar (but less flashy) and would be mistaken for one of these people by "civilians" living anywhere outside of new york; my discontent at the frivolity of my contempararies will make me feel oh-so-superior on message boards frequented by said contemporaries.

this will make me penis feel bigger!


Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 1:22 PM

suck me penis!

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 1:26 PM

WHITE PEOPLE!

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 1:27 PM

PUNCHES!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 1:37 PM

here it goes:

cut copy was great

memory tapes were also great

punches... blech

didn't catch the rest

if people continue to dress as ridiculous as some of the people did there, don't be surprised that there's mention of it here.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 1:38 PM

the beach fossils set @ all saints after cut copy was BUMPING.....never seen a band get down like that

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 1:38 PM

Who are these hipsters? Do you mean kids? Are you scared of kids? Did a kid hurt you one time?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 1:49 PM

1:22 FTW.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 1:58 PM

Am I the only one who thought that Punches were a joke? Are they a band? A DJ crew? Why do they have a guy who lip syncs to all the songs they play? Seriously, do they get paid for this?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 2:11 PM

"if people continue to dress as ridiculous as some of the people did there, don't be surprised that there's mention of it here."

im surprised that you find these people's fashion ridiculous. granted, i was not at this show, but from the above pictures looks like t-shirts for dudes and dresses for gals.

aside from a few silly looking sunglasses(which is pretty run-of-the-mill these days), there is not even one person in the above pictures that would make me look twice if i passed them on the street.

so what the fuck is the big deal again?

(but punches DO look fucking retarded, i'll admit)

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 2:15 PM

when did indie rock get so embarassingly bourgeois?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 2:20 PM

you gotta be fucking kidding me. indie rock HAS ALWAYS BEEN the soundtrack of the bourgeois.

do you not understand the meaning of the word?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 2:24 PM

can we all at least agree that yesterday's show would have been better had punches been left off the bill?

its not like we are going to agree on much else...

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 2:38 PM

still no ted leo pics?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 2:43 PM

they didn't play saturdays?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 2:48 PM

To those of you commenting on what the "hipsters" were wearing: if you were actually at the show, then you would know that it was total bro-fest. I'd say the male to female ratio was about 2:1 and most of the dudes would fit the definition of what Hipster Runoff would refer to as the "alt-Bro"

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 2:52 PM

No Bright Like Neon Love material at all, which was a bummer. The above setlist is incorrect because I don't remember hearing That Was Just a Dream. Too bad, cause that song rules live.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 2:55 PM

They did play "That Was Just A Dream"....."Where I'm Going" segued right into it, and it's quite a short song, so you must not have noticed.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 3:08 PM

this was pretty bad all-around (unless you are an "alt-Bro"), but the Punches were definitely the apex of douchiness.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 3:45 PM

no, to whoever keeps insisting that they played 'that was just a dream' in the cut/copy set, they did NOT. there was not a single song from bright like neon love, which was a bummer of course.

you are mistaking some other minor segue song for 'dream', which is a throbbing dance number that we all would have definitely noticed had it been one of the songs they played.

Posted by onceler | August 9, 2010 3:50 PM

there were alot of hot ladies,

if you dont like the way people dress, move somewhere boring, like canada, OKAY?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 3:51 PM

yo Brooklyn, how you been? what up Brooklyn?? Brooklyn, make some noise!!! c'mon Brooklyn, let do it for Brooklyn! good to be here in Brooklyn, Brooklyn. Brooklyn, you know we love all of you Brooklyn! Brooklyn, thank you Brooklyn. from Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 3:51 PM

Brooklyn is your home...and it's OUR home too!

um... no. no, please don't insult Brooklyn like that.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 4:02 PM

curious as to how Punches even got that gig... I know way better DJ's who would've much better suited that crowd... without the douchiness.

blaghh

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 4:05 PM

Congratulations to all of the members of the doucheoisie who mugged for photos and ended up on BV!

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 4:15 PM

@2:24 agreed. not sure where anyone got the idea that indie rock has ever been some sort of proletarian movement.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 4:37 PM

punches needs to put their equipment in cut copy's van. then that van should be left unlocked somewhere in brooklyn. if there is enough room, the first band should also put their equipment in the van.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 5:14 PM

Williamsburg isn't even Brooklyn. Just swim across the river and go back to Manhattan. Leave Brooklyn's culture alone, you schmucks.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 6:12 PM

FUCKING GODDDD!!!! I HATE HUMAN BEINGS!!!

I don't know who is worse:

You miserable lonely slouching pieces of shit hating on people's clothes from your greasy keyboards because you're too fat and ugly to wear them yourselves.

Or you brain-dead Lou Reed / Nico wannabes who have been deep-throated by the media for so long that you can't see through your running mascara what a feeble attempt at music this phoned-in garbage is.

This show ranged from Boring to terrible.. Cut Copy was 90% karaoke. And all the bullshit guitar posturing. I feel sorry for any human successfully conditioned to have an emotional response to it. genuinely sorry.

God, I pray there to be a condo-sniper next week.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 6:25 PM

got there for cut copy, fantaaastic show. awesome crowd, everyone was dancing like crazy (this is prob why lotsa BVirgins are commenting on this i think). punches were hilarious, though... it was like one of those "where are all my marijuana smokers out there!" djs at raves but twice as bad/good. ELLO BROOKLYN! WOT PUNCHES

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 6:35 PM

oh wait no i saw memory tapes and they were really bad. but i think its good that that guy does that stuff, plays guitar over tapes, because it'll lead to the exposure of cooler guys who do that with loopers and it doesnt sound like really bad stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 6:37 PM

FUCK PUNCHES!! Fuckin posers... And those douchy old withered rat twins GIVE IT UP!!! HOW DID THEY GET ON THIS BILL??! Cut Copy ruled and Memory Tapes killed.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 6:48 PM

I for one enjoy the train wreck outfits at the Jelly shows. If you can't enjoy that backdrop to free music, lighten up for god's sake.

What annoyed me most about Punches was their constant repping of Brooklyn. We got it the first time. You guys are "from" Brooklyn. Congratulations. Checked out their myspace. Apparently, they toured Europe. Something to think about when a more worthy band or DJ can't break through.

Agree that Memory Tapes and Cut Copy were great shows, especially outdoor on a sunny day.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 7:05 PM

Punches got on the bill because they're friends with people at Jelly. I've seen them out and about together in the 'burg. Pays to have connections, I guess, though all yesterday's gig really did was expose an absolutely awful DJ crew. God they looked ridiculous.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 7:07 PM

Yeah what the fuck was that one pedal?!?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 8:12 PM

They're originals are terrible.. They mostly played some awfuls songs and then through on some of their own and then Daft Punk One more Time to heal the would..

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 8:22 PM

I think they did play that was just a dream. I took a photo of the set:

http://www.weallwantsomeone.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/IMG_6208-1024x682.jpg

Posted by Will | August 9, 2010 8:30 PM

"Brooklyn is your home...and it's OUR home too!"

Haha. It was comical by the end

Not sure what was up with the crowd. I would say more scenester than anything.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 8:31 PM

Punches was hilarious, I thought that the guy with a cut off shirt and red hair was some hilariously lame 1990s MTV-VJ-esque joke MC. Maybe he was. His yelling about Brooklyn was comically over the top.

Posted by t.s. | August 9, 2010 9:10 PM

8:30

Yeah, they definitely did play it (as they have at all their other recent shows). They used to play it back to back with "Zap Zap" sometimes at past shows, but on its own tacked to the end of "Where I'm Going", it was much shorter and not nearly as intense of a version as they've played before. I don't know why the guy is comments is raging his mind out over his belief that it wasn't played. He was probably fingerbanging his girlfriend while doing blow, like the majority of the rest of the crowd was doing during songs they didn't recognize.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 9:17 PM

Punches twins played at last year's Simian Mobile Disco show (http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2009/08/simian_mobile_d_8.html). So they've been here for at least an year, which is just about as long as anybody else living in Williamsburg/Brooklyn - let's be honest. Loosen up, people.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 10:55 PM

Why is everyone hating on people having fun? It's fun to dance around and enjoy a silly band. I mean, it's a free show...they're not there to necessarily "be exposed" to life changing music; Everyone there is to just have a good time without spending a lot of money.

This was actually the most positive Jelly Party I've been to...Not everyone can be the cream of the crop(unfortunately), but it only takes a few douches to ruin the punch...and at this party, most of the crowd was having a great time and enjoying themselves

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2010 10:59 PM

I'm kind of confused as to who was being so god damn douchey during this event. The talented musicians? The concert goers with their crazy oh so hip clothing attire? Punches? No, none of them really work at all. The concert goers danced scantily clad but were joyous and full or heart; the musicians got everyone to shake their but off; and Punches kept it working all through the day show, with plenty of showmanship and with some solid cuts mixed in their sets. Seems like the only doucheyness in relation to yesterday's Pool Party is whats going down right now in the comments. Get a life fuckheads!

Posted by Bobolozo | August 9, 2010 11:54 PM

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 4:36 AM

god vegans sure do complain a lot

Posted by detroit | August 10, 2010 10:40 AM

Punches was hilarious, I thought that the guy with a cut off shirt and red hair was some hilariously lame 1990s MTV-VJ-esque joke MC. Maybe he was. His yelling about Brooklyn was comically over the top.

Posted by t.s. | August 10, 2010 11:22 AM

whopps, didn't mean to post that twice... I had a great time, everything was great, Punches was great and I though they were fun, the people were great, nothing was too outlandish, do the commentors from the top live in a box?

Posted by t.s. | August 10, 2010 11:26 AM

That's a sweet action photo of me throwing that football. At first glance you may actually confuse me for a jock. How ironic...

Posted by Abysmal Pains | August 10, 2010 1:24 PM

aging balding hipsters

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 4:00 PM

I JUST LOVE THOSE TACOS.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2010 12:53 AM

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