Xylouris White, Pavo Pavo

Xylouris White

Pavo Pavo

Mon · March 12, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

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This event is 21 and over

Xylouris White
Xylouris White
Master of Cretan lute, Γιώργος Ξυλούρης, and Jim White a most innovative and charismatic drummer, have fulfilled a long held ambition in coming together as a duo and recording their first album GOATS. Fluid in nature, exciting and edgy, the music is riveting, compelling, spellbinding.

As George Xylouris, drove Jim White from home to the studio, they saw a lot of goats on Crete’s rocky hillsides. Georges is Crete’s master of the lute. Jim is best known as the drummer of Dirty Three. Goats, jim thought, would be a good name for the recording they were about to make. Goats are quintessentially Cretan animals. They love the high crags. They take risks, calmly look about for new dangers. Goats, Jim and George agreed were a metaphor for the music they were about to invent, music that would fuse traditional Cretan music with rock. Both traditions would of course have to adapt, really adapt, but both these goats are lovers of going right up to the edge and nearly over.
Pavo Pavo
Pavo Pavo
Pavo Pavo is the recording project of Oliver Hill and Eliza Bagg. On their 2016 debut, Young Narrator in the Breakers, Eliza’s effervescent soprano was compared to "a lovelorn alien reaching out from the farthest reaches of the galaxy" (Pitchfork), and the elegant, symphonic arrangements were described as "weightless pop that sounds like it was beamed down from a glimmering utopian future" (Stereogum).

Mystery Hour, the second album, is a focused, widescreen development. Channelling the narrative drama of Oliver and Eliza’s changing relationship, it is an uncategorizable record that’s both maximal and compact, a fever dream filled with cinematic imagery and rooted in acute emotion, written as the two were separating after a six-year relationship.

Their journey began at Yale University, where the duo both studied music, and met playing in the same string quartet. Since that time, Eliza and Oliver have become prolific and vital collaborators at the intersection of classical, experimental, and pop music. Eliza has worked closely on new music with Meredith Monk, Julianna Barwick, John Zorn, Caroline Shaw, and Ben Frost. Oliver has arranged strings for tracks by the Dirty Projectors, Helado Negro, and Wet, and is a member of Kevin Morby and Vagabon’s touring bands.
Venue Information:
Zebulon
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
http://zebulon.la/