Xiu Xiu is an American avant-garde group originally from San Jose, California. The band is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Jamie Stewart, who has been its only constant member since its inception in 2002. In days like these, I am not so sure what the difference is between being “avant-garde” and just trying to quirky. Read the answers for yourself. Jamie joined us for our 5GB series before their show at Vinyl.
What’s the first gig you ever attended?
David Bowie with Siouxsie and the Banshees opening. EPIC first show!
What is the best gig that you ever played/performed?
OFF festival Katowice, Poland.
What is the best gig you have ever seen?
Einstürzende Neubauten .
What is the gig you would most like to play?
In the gore strained jaws of a were panther.
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
Paleolithic man on stage with a blue whale and swarm of japanese giant hornets (Vespa mandarinia japonica).
Catch Xiu Xiu this Saturday at The Earl