Monday, July 17, 2017

Tour Diaries! XIXA Day 4: Rock 'n' Roll Tuning Tricksters

Posted By on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Check in daily to keep track of XIXA's on-the-road shenanigans—the dirt, grime, and glory, and all the hangovers and warts—from the Tucson band's current Bloodline swing through Germany, France, Italy, the Czech Republic and beyond. Today's entry by Jason Urman.

click to enlarge Greg and Hikit reppin' our favorite record store, Tucson's Wooden Tooth Records. - XIXA
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  • Greg and Hikit reppin' our favorite record store, Tucson's Wooden Tooth Records.

Sunday, July 16:

The first show of a Europe tour always has its intrigue, especially at a festival. Limited time generally leads to a frantic load-in and quick line check. Then bam! You're on.

n the confusion, sometimes you miss things. In my case, I fell victim to an old rock 'n' roll trick that while amusing, is most problematic. My NORD Electro 3 synth had been tuned down half a step, most likely by the previous user. Guess who plays the melody on the first song of the set?
Surprise!!

Live music, baby.

-Jason Urman
| Berlin, DE

click to enlarge Fifth-floor view of the bad boys. - XIXA
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  • Fifth-floor view of the bad boys.


Go here to read Day 3 of XIXA's tour diaries.

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