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Blame the Youth / XOXOK / LAIRS
September 14 @ 8:00 pm$8
$8 / 21+
Blame the Youth —– blametheyouth.bandcamp.com
Blame the Youth is based out of Charlotte, North Carolina and includes the talents of lead guitarist (Alexa), drummer (Kynadi), and bassist/vocals (Amber). In their music, they talk about the norm and the taboo, and they explore them in ways that will intrigue your ears and make you crave more. It isn’t often that you come by a band made of people of color. In an industry and a world that is heavily saturated with the likes of men, this band, comprised of women from different backgrounds, will challenge those images and more.
XOXOK —– xoxok.bandcamp.com
XOXOK hails from Carrboro, North Carolina. The music of XOXOK is conceived on the fretboard, cradled in headphones, and cultivated at the microphone. The guitar and vocal influences are far-flung, but cohesive (Jeff Buckley, John Frusciante, Frank Ocean, James Blake). Often armed with just an electric guitar, the live performance is a model of intimacy and presence. With a “warm voice [that] embraces you” (Resonating Tunes), XOXOK delivers a combination of soulful, smooth, and soft tunes laced with unabashed emotion.