Xray Eyeballs fully realizes their vision of Splendor Squalor live: skater kids donning the band’s signature “Ghost Girl” t-shirt bounce off the walls; the oldest punks in the world reluctantly acknowledge the validity of something new; hands typically stuffed in the pockets of skin-tight jeans wave in the air like they just don’t care; record nerds dance as if nobody’s blogging; goths smile. The band’s energy brings the shadows in the darkness to life. These creatures bear witness to San Felipe’s blatant disregard for his physical well-being as the enraptured frontman, refusing to acknowledge the limitations of both stage and gravity, bounds recklessly around the crowd and dangles perilously from the ceiling, a provocation for the audience to match the band’s enthusiasm.
10/22/2012 930 CLUB – Washington, DC
10/23/2012 Hammerstein Ballroom – New York NY
10/24/2012 House of Blues – Boston MA
10/27/2012 Royal Oak Music Hall – Detroit MI
10/28/2012 Riviera Theatre – Chicago IL