Posted in music | pictures | streams on August 7, 2012

photos by Greg Azzaretti

The xx at Music Hall at Snug Harbor 8/06/2012
XX at Snug Harbor

The band's heavily synthesized swirling and vibrant sound, which includes post-punk and sultry dub grooves, is a feast for the ears and a delight to the eyes as the group often complements their music with dazzling set designs and unique lighting displays.

Setting the atmosphere for the performance, the Music Hall became sort of an intimate nightclub -- literally, smoke-filled and breezy -- with lots of changing colored lights shiny from the stage--the perfect filter through which to showcase the band's ethereal sound.

Taking the stage to applause, the trio broke into "Angels" from the soon to be released album "Coexist."
Looking around the Music Hall, [member Oliver] Sims remarked how much he liked the theater: "It's very nice. It's very intimate." - [SI Live]

After their sold-out show at the relatively big Terminal 5 last week, The xx played an intimate show at the Snug Harbor on Staten Island last night (8/6). Attendees were taken from the Ferry to the historic venue via a shuttle bus emblazoned with the band's "X" logo and the outside of the Music Hall was lit up with album art projections which you can see via instagrams below. The setlist was almost identical to the T5 show, with the addition of "Infinity."

The xx's next NYC shows will be two nights at the Paradise Theatre in the Bronx in October. Meanwhile, the band just released a trippy "visualization" of a second cut from their much-anticipated second album, Coexist. That video, live videos, setlist, and more pictures from the Snug Harbor show are below.

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XX at Snug Harbor

XX at Snug Harbor

XX at Snug Harbor

XX at Snug Harbor

The xx shuttle bus (via @xlrecordings)
XX at Snug Harbor

Outside Snug Harbor (via @xlrecordings)

XX at Snug Harbor

Outside Snug Harbor (via @youngturks)
XX at Snug Harbor

The xx - "Angels" at Snug Harbor

The xx @ Snug Harbor 8/6/2012 setlist: (via)
Angels
Islands
Heart Skipped A Beat
Fiction
Crystalised
Fantasy
Shelter
Infinity
VCR
Reunion
Sunset
Basic Space
Night Time
Swept Away (Take Care intro)

Encore:
Intro
Tides
Stars

The xx - "Chained"

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Comments (19)

The olympics are better...

XX vs XXX

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 1:39 PM

Show was fantastic!

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 1:44 PM

awesome awesome show. fuck terminal 5.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 1:49 PM

Show was great. Nug Harbor was dank. Would go back there in a heart beat.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 1:58 PM

that was the most accommodating show bowery presents has ever been involved with

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 2:10 PM

That show was like a robust platter with all the fixens!

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 2:19 PM

show was so ridiculously good. so well organized (except no smoking area).

they looked/sounded incredible.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 2:28 PM

how much were tickets for this?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 2:29 PM

$35

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 2:51 PM

I slept through the first two songs then walked the fuck out.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 2:57 PM

"I slept through the first two songs then walked the fuck out."

I know you're joking but I literally nodded off a bit during Chairlift.

Good show but did it seem a bit excessive to have Chairlift play only 5 songs and then have a 45 min break in between acts?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 3:00 PM

chairlift didn't even play last night, dude. cool story, though.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 3:19 PM

chairlift definitely played last night and it was definitely boring.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 3:33 PM

I Went. 5 or 6 six songs from Chairlift then a 45 minute wait. Beautiful small venue. Beer was available, didn't see any Merch though. Xx were great, but does crstalized need a "slow" version? Worth the trip.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 3:48 PM

That show was crazy good. Chairlift was a bit off but it was cool that they were there to open.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 5:27 PM

xx was RIDICULOUSLY good. although i agree that the slow version of 'crystalized' was completely unnecessary (and inferior to the original).

did anyone else notice Jamie xx going completely HAM on 'Intro' - he basically remixed the entire track on the spot. I was reeling.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 6:13 PM

I loved that they played several songs from "xx" in a completely different ways than the recorded versions. Better? Worse? They reworked their songs in interesting ways and it made for a great show--I can always listen to the record if I want that. Snug Harbor was an excellent venue for a quiet and dreamy show like this. The ferry ride was perfect before and after. Magical night.

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Posted by jocuri | August 28, 2012 12:35 PM

I always love the music videos from the XX. They are always so unique.

Posted by ontario honey | November 23, 2012 4:36 PM

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