by Borderstan.com October 14, 2010 at 11:35 pm 2,969 2 Comments

9:30 Club The XX Danny Shapiro

The XX were at the 9:30 Club on Oct. 5. (Danny Shapiro)

From Danny Shapiro

Welcome back. Yesterday I stopped mid-way through my Oct. 5 double-header review with my take on Glasser at the Black Cat. From there it was on to the 9:30 Club…

Based on reader feedback, I’ve got an accompanying post about shows I think you should get tickets for now: On The Lookout: Danny’s Upcoming Must-See Shows.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

Indie World Double Header! Glasser/Gayngs @ Black Cat, + The XX @ 930 Club

After leaving Glasser at the Black Cat, I raced down U Street to the 930 Club. The XX were about to hit the stage in front of a sold-out (and sardine-like) crowd. I managed to squeeze in among the masses just in time for my spot at the “must-see'”show of the evening.

Over the past 12 months, The XX were the indie band that caught everyone’s attention. If you don’t have their eponymous debut, ask any of your close friends and I guarantee that at least 6 of them can lend it to you. Simplistic in structure, the band is a trio of male/female lead vocals, and accompanying electronic rhythm section, helmed by Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith.

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