Nick Cave's Birthday Party may have earned international recognition in the '80s, but for most of the '90s and '00s, middling Australian acts like Powderfinger and You Am I were justifiably ignored by almost everyone outside their home country. Cut Copy aren't exactly international chart-toppers, but they're arguably the most important group to emerge from Australia in recent memory. Their kaleidoscopically ambitious 2008 album, In Ghost Colours, has brought much-deserved attention to the vibrant and varied indie scene Down Under—from the hard-charging post-punk of Eddy Current Suppression Ring to the hedonistic acid-house of Canyons. Zonoscope, as a whole, may not qualify as an improvement on Colours, but from the sound of singles like "Take Me Over" and "Need You Now," Australia won't be ceding the spotlight anytime soon. With Holy Ghost! 18+. (Photo by Leo Cackett)
Sat., April 9, 6 p.m., 2011
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