Friday, April 27, 2007

X marks the spot

Xbxrx have a reputation for fun shows; and like opener Elephantoms they put on a physically vigorous performance. Their music has apparently changed over the years from a synth driven noisepunk style to their current, guitar-focused noise catharsis.

Guitarists Steve and Vice Cooler started the band up in Mobile, Ala. - now they're based in Oakland, Calif.



Purple duct tape ... what can't it do?



Running about! I can understand why Vice was limbering up before the show.



Brotherly action!



I can see the headline now: "Photographer squashed by Vice."



The drummer is MC; The bassist goes by WW, near as I can tell. They should sell bracelet with "WWWWD?" on them.



There's no crowd so small you can't surf on it.



Rhythm section action!



Vice Cooler rocks the much-abused Strat.



See that yellow conduit? That's the gas line. Run for your lives!





Big finish!



I picked up their new CD Wars and quite enjoy it. They make a hell of a racket but you can hear the song structure underneath the scree.

1 comment:

LPC said...

I hadn't seen a guy destroying his drum set for a long time. These guys rocks !