Gigline: The XX from South Street Seaport to Radio City Music Hall

The xx

Photo Credit: Diana Wong

Words by: Eric Sundermann

Since the xx formed, the British electronic trio has established themselves as one of the most important and trend-setting bands of the past decade—and they’ve done it with only two album releases. Their sound—built on a foundation of slippery beats from weirdo producer wunderkind Jamie Smith, peppered with heartbreaking lyrics of love loss and expression from Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim—walks the delicate line of being both earnest and fun. It’s a cocktail of emotions, unafraid of making you sing the lyrics in the shower, but also shake your butt while wearing headphones on your commute to work on the subway.

Live, the band has displayed a talent of putting on an immersive show, one that’s filled with shifting lights and beats so massive they swallow you and make the hairs on your legs stand up. Because of their blend in sound and feelings, they’ve also proven to be the best date night ever in the history of date nights.

In short, there’s never been a better band to soundtrack your making out at a concert than the xx.

New York City is where it all started for the band with standing room only performances at CMJ and sold out shows at some of the city's best venues. Here’s a look back at the xx’s live history in the city along with some observations from people who were there.

Were you there? Share your moments at the xx’s page on SuperGlued.

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