Artistories on KXCI – May 11, 2021
Brian Lopez — Musician
In this episode of Artistories, we hear from musician Brian Lopez. We talk about his band XIXA‘s sold-out album release party (for Genesis) coming up on May 30 and the new date recently opened; Sat. May 29. We talk about what the show means to the band and to the fans. Brian tells us about XIXA’s Latin roots, and how they moved from psychedelic cumbia covers to original desert rock. Brian also talks about the long-standing musical connection between Nantes, France and Tucson. We discuss the COVID era and how it has impacted him and his newest solo album. Lastly, you’ll hear about an artistic “unroot”–how his childhood focus was largely basketball.