• 4.11.8 Xiu Xiu at the Echo

    I only heard of this band Xiu Xiu because my dearest bassist friend Devin Hoff had joined them last year. They finally were in town for a show, I was looking forward, as always, to hang with Devin.I wanted to see this group purely in the context of the Devin’s world. So far my view was only limited to his involvement with Nels Cline Singers. On drums/percussion was Ches Smith, the drummer Devin has the Good for Cows band with were also in the band. I met Ches on a couple of occasion but never really acquainted with him personally. Only by associations and word of mouth, I know that Ches and Devin are definitely a force.

    The Echo venue has never been an ideal photo location for me. There’s no way for me to get a good angle without bringing a ladder. Even that, the lighting is poor – even at my standard. The most I could do was to only focus on the person with the most lights, usually it’s the leader of the group. Drummers never get any lighting love in this place.

     

    Xiu Xiu - Jamie

    Xiu Xiu - Jamie

    Multi instrumentalist Caralee

    Multi instrumentalist Caralee

    Xiu Xiu Jamie

    Xiu Xiu Jamie

    Devin Hoff working the merchandise table

    Devin Hoff working the merchandise table

    sudden duty of watching the merchandises

    sudden duty of watching the merchandises