It List: Tuesday
Obviously the big show tonight is Cut///Copy and The Presets at The Granada. You'd almost feel bad for Cut Copy, after reading several articles that seem to focus more on the fact that Tim Goldsworthy produced their most recent album, rather than any of the band's actual merits. But then you find out that they have comfortably straddled the number one spot on the charts in their home country of Australia, as well as made the Billboard Top 200 in The States. Looks like the so called flash-in-the-pan 80's electropopped New Wave revival has translated into real cash money for some bands. How long does a flash-in-the-pan last? Because it seems like this one has gone on for some time. Goldsworthy most likely prevented this band from suffering the sometimes overblown and mythologized fate of the dreaded second album, and Cut Copy will expectedly outdo their touring mates tonight. One wonders if all the gloomy economic implosion forecasts will have any bearing on this decade's rise in popularity of dance music as it draws to an unspectacular close.
There will be an unofficial after-party at Fallout Lounge featuring presented by Sydney Confirm/Disqo Disco, and featuring guest DJ's Yeah Def and It's What We Get from 10 PM to 2 AM.
Check back with us, we will have a brand new feature tonight, as well as voting results later this week.
PS-I have really enjoyed the recent "Great Scenester Defintion Debate Of 2008." For very interesting reading on this subject, I recommend the most recent issue of Adbusters, featuring the cover story "Hipster: The Dead End Of Western Civilization." Though it's a good read, I'd like to point out the following:
1. Adbusters is required coffee table material for all the hipsters and scenesters I've encountered from Tacoma to London.
2. This article reads somewhat like a youth oriented George F. Will, though I have a newfound respect for him after his piece last week.
3. If you are over the age of 25 and you're arguing about the meaning of either of these words, not only are you both, but you might have a different issue altogether. I should know.