Man with a mission - Page 2

Memorial for a beloved anarchopunk legend. Plus: Xiu Xiu shimmies for AIDS orphans

"Even though he moved to Austin years ago, he was somehow magically just around the corner ready to pick up right where he left off. I wouldn't be surprised if he showed up to his own memorial, going, 'Oh holy shit! What's going on?'<0x2009>"


Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart has a lot going on: a new book, Xiu Xiu: The Polaroid Project (Mark Batty), of postshow Polaroids tirelessly snapped by tour manager David Horvitz and culled from three tours' worth of film sent by fans, and an album, Women as Lovers (Kill Rock Stars), due Jan. 29, 2008. Now the Oakland dynamo's helping to put together "Give In," a Nov. 16 dance party benefiting the Nyumbani AIDS orphanage in Kenya, with Kill Rock Stars matching all donations. Deerhoof's Satomi Matsuzaki and Why?'s Yoni Wolf will DJ along with Stewart, who dreamed up the idea with friend and orphanage volunteer Angela Seo. Like gloom with your get-down? Stewart will satisfy: he told me he plans to play only Joy Division, Smiths, and Cure songs during his 40-minute set. "People are either going to love this or hate this!" he says gleefully. "It's my idea of heaven on earth. Hopefully, it will be other people's as well." 2


Fri/16, 9 p.m., $7–$20, sliding scale

LoBot Gallery

1800 Campbell, Oakl.

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