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The xx Concert Review

By Natasha Mijares posted Feb 12, 2013 at 08:09 PM


For their first ever performance in South Florida, The xx sold out The Fillmore on Feb 5, 2013. Opening for them was Canadian electronic music band from Toronto, Austra, performing tracks from their debut album Let It Break. Their chill sound yet poignant lyrics were a pleasant transition into the xx’s set. The famed solo artist Jaime xx along with Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim played original versions of the tracks from their new album, Coexist while mixing varying versions of selected songs from their debut self-titled album. They blended their first and second album in a seamless way, creating a dialogue of yin-and-yang elements. In the first album, the background is black, attributing to the darker more haunting tones of the sound. In the second album, the background is white to indicate the lighter, more euphoric feeling of the sound. This was displayed as the imagery of the concert, their ubiquitous “x” symbol transforming from their simple monochromatic original to a sultry, saturated version as indicated in their sophomore album’s imagery. Overall, it was a truly mesmerizing concert that dazzled both the hips and mind. 

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