xiu xiu

They’re weird, they’re local, and they’re coming to The Chapel: Xiu Xiu is slated for a memorable performance on March 19th in San Francisco.

Presented by (((folkYEAH!))), Sunday’s performance will be the first time that Xiu Xiu plays live in San Francisco since the release of their latest album, Forget. Their first full album since 2014, Forget is a spectacular collection of sounds, featuring the band’s unique and occasionally disconcerting love of multi-layered arrangements, and a spattering of notable collaborators, including John Congleton, Charlemagne Palestine, and Vaginal Davis.

It’s a full and compelling album, and it comes after a run of interesting Xiu Xiu projects: In 2016 they reworked the Twin Peaks score, composed music for a version of The Magic Flute, created installation music for artist Danh Vo, and collaborated with Mitski and Merzbow. They’ve been busy, and their creative exploration shows; though it’s billed as a more “accessible” Xiu Xiu album, Forget is lushly textured and crosses nearly every music genre.

I can’t think of a band more fitting to play within The Chapel’s echoing, beautiful, and morbid walls, nor can I think of a better way to spend Sunday evening. Tickets are still on sale, but if you haven’t had a chance to pick them up, here’s your chance: We’re partnering with The Chapel to give away one pair of tickets to the show on Sunday. Follow the instructions below for your chance to win!

To enter for a chance to win tickets to see Xiu Xiu at The Chapel on March 19, email contest@thebaybridged.com with “Xiu Xiu” in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email.

Xiu Xiu, Eugene S. Robinson, IMA
The Chapel
March 19, 2017
8pm, $18 adv / $20 door