Xiu Xiu/Dirty Beaches

Two incredibly inventive and idiosyncratic bands, the avant-garde California outfit Xiu Xiu (pictured) and the Vancouver-based one-man-band Dirty Beaches, are sure to enthrall experimental music fans of all stripes. Xiu Xiu are celebrating a decade of making music together with a tour in support of their eighth album, Always, an artfully discordant collection that continues to push the boundaries of what can constitute a song. Dirty Beaches should serve as a perfect complement to Xiu Xiu's innovative style, as Alex Zhang Hungtai boldly blends many different genres into his constantly evolving music, crafting evocative soundscapes that wash over you like waves. With Father Murphy. 18+. (Photo by Jeremy Lange)
Sat., May 19, 9 p.m., 2012

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