Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tomorrow : Xiu Xiu @ Mohawk

As you may have noticed, we are thoroughly excited to catch one of our favorite bands, Xiu Xiu, tomorrow night at Mohawk here in Austin. This is the first native-Austin show to be blogged since we've fully moved from Dallas, and I couldn't think of a better one to start things off. If you will be in attendance, you should let us know, because we'd be happy to share the experience. 

The musical palette will be adequately wetted with openers Common Eider, King Eider (aka ex-Deerhoof Rob Fisk) and Carla Bozulich. The doors will open at 7 p.m. so show up early because this one is sure to fill up quickly. We've seen some of what the band has been playing on this tour and its a set you wouldn't want to miss. Also, you might want to bring an umbrella... Oh, and don't forget to bring your questions and disposable cameras. 

Similarly, Ches Smith, drummer for Xiu Xiu, posted an entry on the band's blog that says that he and David Horvitz will have a recorder for fans to document any noises they may wish to have remembered, and Ches will write a percussion piece for the recorded sounds from each town, and they will be available in mp3 format at a later date. So, just head over to the merch table and get to recording. We will likely participate in the project and post Austin's mp3 when it becomes available. The project is called "Y/our town" and it could yield some interesting results. They just don't stop do they?

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