Swans with Xiu Xiu

Swans with Xiu Xiu
Event on 2014-07-02 20:00:00
Doors open at 8pm for this All-Ages Show.
Swans is an American experimental rock band originally active from 1982 to 1997, led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. The band was one of the few groups to emerge from the early 1980s New York no wave scene and stay intact into the next decade. Formed by Gira in 1982, Swans employed a shifting lineup of musicians until their dissolution in 1997. Besides Gira, the only other constant members were keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter Jarboe from 1984 to 1997, and semi-constant guitarist Norman Westberg. The band was noted for droning vocals and repetitive song structures. In 2010, Gira reformed Swans without Jarboe.

Xiu Xiu is an American avant-garde group originally from San Jose, California. The band is the brainchild ofsinger-songwriter Jamie Stewart, who has been its only constant member since its inception in 2002. As of 2009, his bandmate has been Angela Seo. The band’s name is taken from the 1998 Chinese film Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl.

at The New VIntage
2126 S. Preston St.
Louisville, United States

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