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Xiu Xiu | Always

"I Luv Abortion" is the most disturbing song of 2012.
Polyvinyl (2012)
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  March 02, 2012

Deerhoof + Xiu Xiu at SPACE Gallery

Tonight, the Deerhoof and Xiu Xiu tour thankfully makes a stop in Portland for what should be one of the best attended and most maniacal...
By webteam  |  October 06, 2010
Xiu Xiu at Club Hell

Xiu Xiu at Club Hell

Photo: FREDDY BAZARGAN "You expect me to be outrageous/I will become extra outrageous," promises Xiu Xiu vocalist Jamie Stewart on "Gray Death." He may or...
By webteam  |  September 21, 2010

Fall Music Preview: Stay positive

The face of the local nightlife landscape undergoes a major change in the form of a renewal this autumn, as the State Theatre’s exhaustively maligned absence ends on October 15, with 10 fall concerts on their docket already. But that’s not the only new v
The local concert calendar is filled to capacity
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 17, 2010

ArtsEmerson taps Hirsch as music booker

The theater district's ArtsEmerson project keeps getting more and more interesting.
Dan's the Man
By JON GARELICK  |  July 30, 2010

Make yourself uncomfortable

In the past month, Sandra Bullock’s husband betrayed her by screwing a white supremacist with a face tattoo, a Georgia teenager was granted the right to take his boyfriend to prom, and Ricky Martin declared himself a “fortunate homosexual man.”
Xiu Xiu bloom on Dear God
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 09, 2010


Xiu Xiu | Dear God, I Hate Myself

The reigning King of Discomfort, Jamie Stewart, and his new bandmate, Angela Seo (who took Cold Caveward–bound Caralee McElroy's place last year), recently released a video for this album's title track in which Seo forces herself to puke in front of the
Kill Rock Stars (2010)
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  February 19, 2010

The future is now

Even with all the promise of the new year ahead, it's hard not to feel a little stiffed in the Future of Mankind department. Here it is, 2010, and there's nary a flying car to be seen.
No teleportation, but lots of rad new albums
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 01, 2010

VIDEO: Xiu Xiu at the Museum of Fine Arts

 Xiu Xiu, "Clown Town (Live at Museum of Fine Arts)" Xiu Xiu, "FTW (Live at the Museum of Fine ...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 01, 2008

Xiu Xiu

Jamie Stewart has been releasing recordings at such a steady clip since 2002 that you might expect him to have run out of new ways to provoke discomfort.
Women as Lovers | Kill Rock Stars
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  March 18, 2008