Xiu Xiu

DSP Shows & Ithaca Underground Present:

Xiu Xiu

Green Dreams, Nancy Babich

Tue · May 14, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Haunt

Ithaca, NY

$10.00 - $13.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Xiu Xiu
Xiu Xiu
Xiu Xiu began in 2002 to try to make music for people opposed to and opposed by the horror and disquiet of life.

Throughout this time they have been called “self flagellating,” “harsh,” “brutal,” “shocking,” and “perverse;” but also “genius,” “brilliant,” “unique,” “imaginative,” and “luminous."

The group draws upon musical traditions of British post punk, 20th century classical, industrial noise, experimental and traditional percussion musics, 50s rock and roll, field recordings, queer dance pop and kosmische. Xiu Xiu has toured relentlessly all over the world. They have shared stages with Swans, Sun Ra Arkestra, Ben Frost, Zola Jesus, Deerhoof, Prurient, Liars, Matmos, Faust, Grouper, Genesis P Orridge, Angelo Badalamenti and thousands, perhaps billions, of other unstoppable musical fairies, dignitaries and saints. The past three years have been more productive than ever. Xiu Xiu released their 9th studio album (Angel Guts: Red Classroom), collaborated with Mitski, Merzbow, Eugene Robinson, Mantra Percussion, and Lawrence English and recorded reinterpretations of the music of Nina Simone (NINA), American religious songs (Unclouded Sky), Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and the music of Twin Peaks (Plays The Music of Twin Peaks, which entered the Billboard charts twice in May and September). In this period Xiu Xiu also became involved in the art and film world. They created museum installations with Danh Vo, David Horvitz and Phil Collins and are currently scoring films for John Cameron Mitchell, Dennis Cooper and Susanne Sachsse.

Xiu Xiu is Shayna Dunkelman, Angela Seo and Jamie Stewart. Each member, a respected and extraordinary artist in their right, together have never played with more intensity, dedication and doomy love/hate.
Green Dreams
Green Dreams
Green Dreams are definitely not cat aliens in human suits trying to blend in with "polite society" in Rochester, NY. They have an LP coming out in early 2016 (via Honor Press) called "Here at Castle Makeout" that was influenced heavily by Shreds videos, organic gummy worms, and that guy who plays drums in Metallica, but that's not all! Ripping guitars, phat, funky bass, and self aware lyrical content drive this trio to push the extremes of what we even consider music to be. FFO: Jawbreaker, Hole, & Ween
Nancy Babich
Nancy Babich
Loud, brash, and bratty – local duo Nancy Babich brings back the grit and glam we’ve missed from punk rock.
Venue Information:
The Haunt
702 Willow Ave
Ithaca, NY, 14850
http://thehaunt.com/