Xylouris White (feat Jim White of The Dirty Three)

Xylouris White (feat Jim White of The Dirty Three)

White Magic

Tue, April 4, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

Xylouris White (feat Jim White of The Dirty Three)
Xylouris White (feat Jim White of The Dirty Three)
Master of Cretan lute, George Xylouris, and Jim White a most innovative and charismatic of drummer, have fulfilled a long held ambition in coming together as a duo and recording their first album GOATS. Fluid in nature, exciting and edgy, the music is riveting, compelling, spellbinding.

As George Xylouris, drove Jim White from home to the studio, they saw a lot of goats on Crete’s rocky hillsides. Georges is Crete’s master of the lute. Jim is best known as the drummer of Dirty Three. Goats, jim thought, would be a good name for the recording they were about to make. Goats are quintessentially Cretan animals. They love the high crags. They take risks, calmly look about for new dangers. Goats, Jim and George agreed were a metaphor for the music they were about to invent, music that would fuse traditional Cretan music with rock. Both traditions would of course have to adapt, really adapt, but both these goats are lovers of going right up to the edge and nearly over.
White Magic
White Magic
White Magic is artist, vocalist, pianist, percussionist and composer Mira Billotte. Performing with accompaniment or solo with hand drums, shruti box, effects, and with an array of acapella songs, White Magic has a wide range of sound, from loud psychedelia to meditative trance, the focus is on the voice with Folk, Soul and Spiritual music at it's roots.

Mira had her musical beginnings performing and composing for Quixotic along with her sister, Christina Billotte (Casual Dots, Slant 6), recording two LPs produced by Guy Picciotto of Fugazi.
White Magic has released numerous recordings, with the label Drag City, including "Through the Sun Door" EP, "Dat Rosa Mel Apibus" LP and "Dark Stars" EP, recording with musicians including, Jim White (Dirty Three, Cat Power), Tim Koh (Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti), and Douglas Shaw (HighLife, Gang Gang Dance).

Other recordings include, Bob Dylan's "As I Went Out One Morning" produced by Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) for the soundtrack album (Columbia) for the film "I'm Not There" directed by Todd Haynes, the ballad "Long Time Ago" with producer Hal Willner for the compilation album "Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys" (Anti-), and the limited original recordings "New Egypt" for Southern Records Latitudes series and the most recent release "Out Beyond the Moon" for the split 7" with Cass McCombs out on Famous Class.

Mira Billotte has also created limited releases for her label called The Mysteries, pressing the White Magic 7" vinyl "White Widow" single, which includes a B side cover of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit".

White Magic has headlined tours of the US and Europe extensively, and also has toured opening for Animal Collective, Sonic Youth, Joanna Newsom, and Will Oldham.
Venue Information:
Metro Gallery
1700 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201