BSP at The Beverly: Xylouris White, Cheval Sombre

/ Dec

BSP at The Beverly: Xylouris White, Cheval Sombre

224 Foxhall Drive, Kingston NY
The Beverly
07:30 pm
$12 adv / $15 door

Friday Dec 6th

BSP Kingston presents at The Beverly

Xylouris White (Drag City Records)
ft drummer Jim White (Dirty Three, Cat Power)
and Cretan laoutist George Xylouris.
with special guest Cheval Sombre

$12 adv / $15 door | 16+ | 7:30 Doors / 8PM Show

Advance Tickets ::
also available locally (cash only, no fees) at
outdated: an antique café // Rocket Number Nine
Jack’s Rhythms // Darkside Records // Woodstock Music Shop

Xylouris White is firmly rooted in the past and future. Playing Cretan music of original and traditional composition, the band consists of Georgios Xylouris on Cretan laouto and vocals and Jim White on drum kit. Xylouris is known and loved by Cretans and Greeks at home and abroad and has been playing professionally from age 12. Jim White is an Australian drummer known and loved throughout the world as the drummer of Dirty Three, Venom P Stinger and now Xylouris White. For the last four years these two men have been performing as Xylouris White, the culmination of 25 years of friendship forged through music and place.

“Xylouris White… remain trailblazing outliers with a supernatural power to express themselves as one…

Their visceral interplay and spirit is a highly rare, magical and mysterious one, and with ‘Mother’, their third consecutive collaboration with Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto, they’ve dispatched another compelling set of clues” -Vish Khanna, Exclaim

With his poetic, atmospherically hazy sound, New York singer/songwriter Cheval Sombre (aka Christopher Porpora) emerged in the mid-2000s as a torchbearer for ’60s psychedelia and hypnotic space rock. Working closely with Spacemen 3’s Sonic Boom as well as Luna’s Dean Wareham, Sombre gained a cult following with his eponymous 2009 debut and 2012 follow-up, Mad Love. In 2018, he solidified his dream rock credentials pairing with Wareham for the eclectic covers album Dean Wareham vs. Cheval Sombre.