Music: X_X

If you draw a blank at the mention of the Cleveland Art-Experimental-Noise-Proto-Punk band X_X, that’s what its founder, John D. Morton, wants.

If you draw a blank at the mention of the Cleveland Art-Experimental-Noise-Proto-Punk band X_X, that’s what its founder, John D. Morton, wants. 

That’s because the band’s name is pronounced “X-blank-X,” and it has been known to insert some other name into that blank space to fit the mood or project of the moment. It’s the kind of confounding, confrontational gesture one expects from a band led by a visual/performance artist.  For instance, X_X used the name X (The Jazz Destroyers) X for their new record,   Albert Ayler’s Ghosts Live at the Yellow Ghetto.   It is the group’s first new album since… well, a case can be made it’s their first ever. Read more about the group in this week's Sound Advice. 
See X_X with Obnox and All-Seeing Eyes Saturday at MOTR Pub. More info/tickets: motrpub.com .

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