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      June 1, 2019

      Saturday   8:00 PM

      191 East Toole Avenue
      Tucson, Arizona 85701

      Xiu Xiu

      with Flor de Nopal
      Girl with Basket of Fruit - Xiu XiuIt could be handfuls of redsIt could be turning Caravaggios Boy with Basket of Fruit to face the wall It could be a commission by the Guggenheim entitled Deforms the Unborn It could be the demon Vetis, whose friends call Him The Life PromiserIt could be that in 1918 a pregnant Mary Turner was hung upside down from a tree by a lynch mob while they cut out her fetus & that this could happen today, as it did then, without consequences for whiteyIt could be handfuls of natural pearlsIt could be collaborations with master Haitian drummers It could be doing the wrong thing together foreverIt could be long lists of how The Devils acts towards children before, during & after their possession It could It couldIt could parentsIt couldIt couldIt couldIt couldbe short lists of produce, insects & imagined blues musiciansbe handfuls of an insane 9 year old's feces smushed on the lunch table be a psychedelic Chicago house song about a pig & about yourbe your dads new husband gave you his boyhood violabe a collaboration with master Yoruba drummersbe handfuls of cactus spines & a poison dartbe your sister has cancer & they keep chopping parts of her body offIt could be a conscripted arco bass piece that was a dedication to TurkishfeministsIt could be Jack Smith has a film called Normal LoveIt could be scisssssssors, air conditioner tubes, glasses of ice & seashells It could be handfuls of hot pink Make Noise 1/8inch audio cablesIt could be that Nature is making it clear to us that we deserve it and that we are making it clear to Her that we are ready, ready to goIt could be a short novel called The Rhythm Section Talked about Drugs, The Horn Players Talked about Ass & The Strings Talked about MoneyIt could be improvised vocals by Elliot Reed & orchestrated vocals by Eugene RobinsonIt could be that European religious paintings of male martyrs depict them surrounded by chubby, adoring angels, everyones tearful mothers & converted sex workers dutifully sponging out their holy & shallow woundsIt could be that European religious paintings of female martyrs depict them with their nipples being torn off, throats branded & their naked torsos flayed while they are totally alone aside from the men torturing themIt could be handfuls of Diamanda Galas & Roy Orbison action figuresIt could be that despite the confusion of this life, people who can still truthfully call themselves human try to push through 2019s collecting horrorIt could be slowed down & fuzzed out field recordings of disappearing frogs It could be flat purple & black or glossy black & purpleIt could be mescal in a bottle & baby on a boob, hair dyed blonde for nobody, nobody moveIt could be handfuls of that you just have to stop being a wuss & deal with it It could be...Daniel Brevil - percussionDevin Hoff - double bass, bass vi, bass guitar Emmanuel Obi - percussionAyo Okafor - percussionElliot Reed - percussion, experimental percussion, vox Eugene Robinson - voxGreg Saunier - organAngela Seo - piano, vox, electronic percussion, organ, harmonium Ches Smith - percussionAce Stewart - voxJamie Stewart - vox, synths, guitar, experimental percussion, viola River Stewart voxA)Girl with Basket of FruitIt Comes Out as a JokeAmargi ve MooIce Cream TruckPumpkin Attack on Mommy and DaddyB)The Wrong ThingMary Turner, Mary Turner ScisssssssorsNormal LoveRecorded by Butch Jenny Stewart at NURSE Additional recording by Tara Jane ONeilMixed by John Congleton at Elmwood West Mastered by Lawrence English at Negative SpacePRODUCED by Angela Seo and Greg Saunier

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