Xylouris White

THURSDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2019

19.30 - 23.00

£12.50

18+

Jim White and George Xylouris have been friends since Jim’s early days in Dirty Three. Their
musical connection goes back to then and led them to start Xylouris White in 2013. Since then,
they have released three albums and been touring the world. The Sisypheans is their fourth
release.
Jim on The Sisypheans:
“As George Xylouris and I traveled around these last five years, we found
ourselves talking about Sisyphus. George had a theory about Sisyphus, con- demned to climb
that hill with that rock forever. George saw him carrying the rock in different ways, in his left
hand, behind his back, pushing it with his head while crawling and noticing each journey the
seasons changing, the grass and the insects. The meaning was clear and for George it fit with

playing the popular Cretan song “Proto Hanoti” many turns each day for his life and dis-
covering it new each time . . . I found it fit in with a long held set of thoughts I’d had, that if one

concentrated activity and thought enough on one thing it would expand and be a whole world. It
sounded like the same idea and also with the idea of first principles, for it to be new each time:
that is our job as musicians.
We would talk about this as we traveled playing music. One day a waitress heard us talking,
and she asked if we knew the Camus essay about Sisyphus. We didn’t, but I got it in English
and then we found it in Greek and it fit too. When we were playing in Louisville and working on
Black Peak, we stayed at a house and saw the artwork you see on the cover, by Elsa Hansen
Oldham . . .We’d finished the circular trilogy of Goats, Black Peak, and Mother and we found
ourselves making –. What we do leads us to who we are, the Sisypheans.”


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Blue Arrow Club

323 Sauchiehall St
Glasgow
Lanarkshire
United Kingdom


Venue Details



FRI 24 JAN 2020
Celtic Connections: From Night til Morning (LNFG)
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£15.00
SAT 25 JAN 2020
The National Whisky Festival 2020
SWG3, Glasgow£35.00
Era Suite: Erykah Badu
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow23.00£8.50
Celtic Connections : Jeff Parker + The New Breed
Blue Arrow Club, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£17.50
SUN 26 JAN 2020
Celtic Connections: Robyn Hitchcock
Drygate, Glasgow19.00£16.00
MON 27 JAN 2020
Kiwi Jr
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30Tb Rescheduled
TUE 28 JAN 2020
Lower Dens
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30Cancelled
THU 30 JAN 2020
Wire
G2 (The Garage), Glasgow19.00£17.50
Awkward Family Portraits
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£10.00
Michael Head + The Red Elastic Band
Summerhall, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£23.00
FRI 31 JAN 2020
IVW: Romeo Taylor
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.00
SAT 1 FEB 2020
Dan Deacon
Classic Grand, GlasgowDoors 7pm£16.00
SUN 2 FEB 2020
Goat Roper Rodeo Band
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£12.50
MON 3 FEB 2020
And So I Watch You From Afar: Jettison
Saint Luke's, GlasgowDoors 19:00TB Rescheduled
WED 5 FEB 2020
Peaness
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 19:30£8.00
FRI 7 FEB 2020
Algiers
Stereo, Glasgow19.30£12.00
The Ramonas
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£11.00
Chameleon Lady + Malcolm Cumming
Blue Arrow Club, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£7.00
Dreadzone
CCA, GlasgowDoors 7pm£18.50
SAT 8 FEB 2020
Maarya
Blue Arrow Club, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.00
Anna Meredith
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£16.00
SUN 9 FEB 2020
(Sandy) Alex G
Saint Luke's, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£12.00
Sorry
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7pm£9.00
MON 10 FEB 2020
Amy LaVere (w/ Will Sexton)
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 19:30£10.00
TUE 11 FEB 2020
Slum Village & Abstract Orchestra
Summerhall, Edinburgh19.30£20.00
THU 13 FEB 2020
Man And The Echo
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.00£10.00
Joe Armon-Jones
Drygate, Glasgow19:30£15.00
FRI 14 FEB 2020
Dry Cleaning
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£10.00
Angel Olsen
+ Hand Habits
Barrowland, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£20.00
SAT 15 FEB 2020
Lisa O'Neill
Lisa Oneill
Summerhall, Edinburgh19.30£13.00
SUN 16 FEB 2020
Lisa O'Neill
CCA, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£13.00
Mezcla 'Shoot The Moon' Album Launch
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£12.00