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Cmj logo“While their arena-ready power pop is often a bit much for the smaller venues around NYC that The XYZ Affair usually play, Bowery Ballroom at least approaches the sort of open space (we’re talking ceilings over ten feet) that their sound demands.”

“With their second appearance… their excitement was obvious, and felt by everyone in the room. Lead singer Alex impressed the crowd not only with his impressive vocals and guitar playing, but by showing off some sick dance moves… This show definitely solidified my notion that he’s bound to become known as the Justin Timberlake of indie rock, as if there was any doubt.”

-Bryan Bruchman

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