The xx know how to make a statement with sound. The English trio generated serious buzz with their debut and sophomore albums, and continue to attract attention with the give-and-take vocals of guitarist Romy Madley-Croft and bassist Oliver Sim. The group offers a refreshing sound that’s simultaneously soothing and danceable, thanks largely in part to the electronic artistry of Jamie Smith. After playing Coachella in 2010, the indie dream-popsters earned a second invitation to this year’s sold-out festival. Didn’t drop the $350 for a ticket this time around? Avoid the dust and massive crowds by catching the hypnotic rockers this week at the Fox Theater. With a penchant for unexpected cover tunes and a reputation for mesmerizing live shows, the xx are definitely worth checking out.
Wed., April 17, 9 p.m., 2013
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