The XX at Park Avenue Armory

Right now, the xx are near the end of their New York residency, where they’re playing 25 shows to audiences of 40 people each. To make the shows special, the band’s crew has built a tiny performance space inside a much larger one, New York’s Park Avenue Armory, which is often used for gigantic art installations. For these shows, the band stands in the center, and they’re there waiting as the audience files in through labyrinthine passageways. In a new video that documents the fascinating choices that the band has made here, as well as the pretty-awesome aesthetics, The New York Times has gone behind the scenes at these shows. Watch that video here.

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  1. Geoff Rickley of Thursday tweeted out that he was going to write about this show and the cost the ticket he bought was $2,000.00 (which I’m guessing he bought third party, since $55 is the regular face value.) That’s a lot of money to drop on 40 minutes of live music, especially for a guy who just last year was being PayPal’d money from fans to pay his rent after he got mugged.

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