The Ogden Theater will be hosting what is sure to be an astounding show for fans of indie dance music. The music should be top quality from start to finish, with three separate varieties of electronic-based dance music that should keep concertgoers shifting feet, shaking shoulders, and moving hips on the dance floor. For those tired of the same iterations of dance music out there, tonight's show should provide a good mix of contemporary ideas and retro influences blended together to create a fresh concert experience.
The headliner is Cut Copy, a synthpop band from Melbourne, Australia. Dan Whitford (vocals, keyboard, guitar) formed Cut Copy in 2001, and since then Ben Browning (bass), Tim Hoey (guitar, sampler), and Mitchell Scott (drums) make up the rest of the band. Since 2004, Cut Copy has released three studio albums, including the album Zonoscope released earlier this year. Cut Copy's mix of modern indie rock, electro-synth, and dance-pop with electronica and new wave influence have propelled their music to the top of the Australian music charts, and tonight they'll share that sound with Denver. Check out "Take Me Over" from Cut Copy's new album.
Take Me Over by cutcopymusic
Washed Out is the project of Georgia based chillwave artist Ernest Greene. He self-produced impressive bedroom recordings and released them on an EP titled Life of Leisure in 2009. After grabbing the attention of various blogs for his danceably '80s retro and '90s R&B influenced chillwave sound, he was signed to Sub Pop records. He released his first studio album this summer, Within and Without, complete with laid back but dancy beats and airy vocals that has established him as a forerunner in the chillwave movement. Check out "You And I".
Washed Out - You And I by berman1125
Midnight Magic is a nine-piece electro disco-funk group froom Brooklyn, NY. I heard one of their songs before I knew anything about them and immediately grinned with delight when I heard an electro-fied nu-disco funk sound reminiscent of Hercules And Love Affair. It turns out, one of the nine members is former Hercules And Love Affair member Carter Yasutake. But don't mistake this for a knock-off band, Midnight Magic has it's own thing going on. Midnight Magic offers a more organic listening experience than it's predecessor and there is a lot more classic disco influence in their sound. Check out "Julio" from What The Eyes Can't See.
Julio by Midnight Magic
The doors open at the Ogden Theater at 7:00PM. The show is all ages and tickets are $35 at the door.