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Xylouris White, Charalambides, Soft Healer

XYLOURIS WHITE "is firmly rooted in the past and future, playing Cretan music of original and traditional composition. The band consists of Georgios Xylouris on Cretan laouto and vocals and Jim White on drum kit, the culmination of 25 yrs of friendship."
***"There are drummers and there are drummers. And then there is Jim White. Having first commanded international attention in the mid-1990s with the acclaimed Australian instrumental trio Dirty Three, the New York-based virtuoso's credits are too numerous to list. PJ Harvey has said there is ballet in White’s light, precise touch. Will Oldham once remarked on White’s ability to dismantle a song, bit by bit, and rebuild it with his parts incorporated. The likes of Smog, Nick Cave, White Magic, Bonnie Prince Billy and Cat Power all know that there’s more to White’s drumming than mere accompaniment."
***"One of the best-loved artists on Crete, Xylouris is a member of a clan long-regarded throughout Greece as musical royalty. Xylouris could not have been anything else but a musician: his father is the Cretan singer and lyra player Psarantonis, a man beloved of everyone from ethnomusicologists to Nick Cave. His late uncle was the iconic Nikos Xylouris, a singer and lyra player who became a symbol of the protest movement that brought down the Greek military junta in 1973."

CHARALAMBIDES is an avant garde musical group originally from Houston, formed in 1991 by Christina and Tom Carter.
**"...Musically, through two decades of working together, they've created a world apart. Though they've played with many like-minded artists and floated through a number of "scenes" ... their work feels wholly self-contained, never seeming to refer to anything but itself." - Marc Masters, "The Out Door," Pitchfork
**"Christina has a beautiful voice, clear and bell-like. I've heard her influence on lots of women in the experimental underground music scene. I never heard anyone quite as vulnerable and as strong. It's kind of magical. I never get tired of listening to it. It's fresh every time I put it on." - Kim Gordon, New York Times
**"Charalambides are among the most beautiful and mysterious groups to have emerged from the American desert. ...They have created a glowing template of humanist/mystical improvisation that has kneaded brain muscles from here to Kokomo." - Byron Coley, The Wire

SOFT HEALER hails from Austin. Gently funky, hypnotizing and haunting, this band does everything you wish "psychedelic bands" still did. Bass player and vocalist, Marie Butcher's velvety murmurs and howls roll over the landscape of guitarist Slack's eclectic charm, with drummer Adam Jones' fresh and unique beats keeping it all galloping along.

Doors at 8pm.
Soft Healer at 9pm.
Charalambides at 10pm.
Xylouris White at 11pm.
TBA DJ to follow.
$10
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Απο τα Ανώγεια στο Austin. Απο την Κρήτη στο Τέξας. Ο Γίωργος Ξυλούρης γνωστός και ως Ψαρογιώργης μαζί με τον συνοδοιπόρο του Jim White, θα μας ταξιδέψουν με τη μουσική τους για μία βραδιά στη μεγαλόνησο.
The band consists of Georgios Xylouris (Γιώργος Ξυλούρης - Ψαρογιώργης) on Cretan laouto (lute) and vocals and Jim White on drum kit.
*We understand that it is Holy Friday and therefore the event is planned to start after the completion of Epitaphios.

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