What happens when two major indie-electro-rock groups team up for one huge worldwide tour? You get one of the best events of the summer. Cut Copy will bring their “Free Your Mind” tour to Grand Central Miami on June 18th with special guest, Classixx. Whether you enjoy lyrical- or instrumental-based songs, this will be one night you don’t want to miss.
The Australian indie-electro band Cut Copy is officially touring the US this summer for their most recent album “Free Your Mind.” What started as a solo home-recording project expanded into the four-person band many know and love today. Cut Copy is almost a musical experiment for Dan Whitford, creator of the group who also dabbles with graphic design. Originally, their performances were essentially DJ sets when there were only two members involved. That has evolved to the full-blown live band performance they are known for today.Free Your Mind is an album inspired by the Summer of Love, in reference to San Francisco’s summer of 1967 and Britain’s summer of 1988 and 1989. While it has gotten mixed reviews, the dreamy pop, funky rock album creates a must-see live show that has been praised around the world.
Classixx made their name internationally known with the release of their debut album, Hanging Gardens, in 2013. The duo changed the Los Angeles electronic music scene with their simplistic yet intricate combination of disco, nu-wave, indie and house music. Childhood friends, Tyler Blake and Michael David started as a remix-based duo called Young Americans. After their chilled-out remix of “Lisztomania” by Phoenix garnered more attention, they realized that they didn’t need to make the high-energy, trashing electro that Los Angeles was continuously producing. Their influences and inspirations span many genres and decades – Everything from Kraftwerk and The Isley Brothers to Holy Ghost! and Haim have impacted their production style. While they might not consider themselves a major force in electronic music, they undoubtedly are.
Tickets are currently $30 and can be found here. Doors will open at 8pm.