BASIC SPACE

The xx create their own world

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Park Avenue Armory

Park & 67th St.
New York, NY 10065

Category: Historic Landmarks

Region: East 60s

Since the xx’s self-titled debut became an indie favorite, their live shows have always attempted to resolve a central paradox: The band’s quiet, intimate music is best heard alone in a bedroom, but their ever-increasing popularity means that they have to play large, impersonal venues like Terminal 5 and Radio City. This month, the band attempts to find a solution by filling the Park Avenue Armory with a “site-specific environment” to add a spatial dimension to the band’s sound, creating a setting “where dark and light collide as the memory of the outside world falls away.” The performances continue through March 29, but no more than 40 people are admitted at one time.
Mondays-Sundays, 8 & 10 p.m. Starts: March 19. Continues through March 29, 2014
 
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