Rachel Mason and The Use opening for Xiu Xiu

I don’t usually post about things happening downtown, but this one involves one of our neighbors here on the West Side:

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The amazing band Xiu Xiu is playing at Monty Hall, and,

The night opens with The Use aka Michael Durek joined by visual artist, Rachel Mason, performing a unique one-time collaborative set, to celebrate the release of their 7″ on the Aagoo label. They will be joined by multi-instrumentalist / composer Brian Lawlor on bass, and Ramsey Jones (Wu-Tang Clan, Funkface, Falu ) on electronic drums.

Michael Durek is a new addition to the West Side, where he and his friend Patrick Hambrecht have been putting together electronic music events as Zip Zap Vroom at Halftime Bar and other places for some time. I’m really excited to have Michael as part of our neighborhood, and really hope this leads to more great music in our area!

Tickets are still available for this event and are $13-$15, aka about half what you’d pay in Manhattan. Come out and say hi to our new neighbor!