Saturday, July 07, 2007

Xiu's next

Finally it was time for those happy-go-lucky characters in Xiu Xiu. I had not heard much about them. Their music is rhythmically complex and emotionally tortured. They played a Joy Division cover (Ceremony) that I didn't recognize at the time - their style is quite distinct (or maybe my brain was just on one of its temporary vacations).

Ringleader Jamie Stewart.

Caralee McElroy and the ever-popular harmonium.

Ches Smith - them drumsticks is good eatin'.

Drumstick bouncing action!

Jamie gets down.

Ches does battle with cymbals.

Feedback action!

The whole lot!

An undeniably swell show, with lots of excited chatter from the crowd afterward.

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