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See Xiu Xiu Tonight at The Bowery Ballroom

August 30th, 2012

Jamie Stewart formed the experimental art-rock band Xiu Xiu with three friends in San Jose, Calif., a decade ago. Over the years the lineup has changed, but singer-songwriter-guitarist Stewart remains the frontman and guiding force, with much of the music being topical and even autobiographical. The group’s eighth studio album, the well received Always, came out earlier this year and was produced by Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier. And now Xiu Xiu are out on a long tour that will take them cross-country and then to Australia and across Europe, but first they play The Bowery Ballroom tonight.