PHOTOS: Xiu Xiu w/ Lilith at 3S Artspace Portsmouth, NH (04/14)

Xiu Xiu brought their brand of quiet, loud, quiet experimental noise music to the multi-art facility known as 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH on Friday April 14th along with The Boston indie pop 3 piece, Lilith. The drama that Xiu Xiu creates during their live show can often be unsettling. Parts of their set are so quiet and delicate that I held back from taking photos due to disruption from the camera shutter. Jamie Stewart uses those moments of near silence to create juxtaposition by screaming and stuttering into the microphone words of distaste and dissolution along with Shayna Dunkelman’s wild sense of rhythm. Xiu Xiu would provide the perfect soundtrack to a post-apocalyptic love story co-directed by David Lynch & Quentin Tarantino.

Set List

Don Diasco
I Luv Abortion
Fabulous Muscles
Jenny GoGo
Hay Choco Bananas 
Sharp Dressed Man (ZZ Top)
Get Up
Stupid in the Dark
Sad Pony Guerrilla Girl
Crank Heart
I Broke Up