June 14, 2013

Friday night live at Transistor: Joshua Wentz and XYZR_KX. Sound by Jon Monteverde. Photos by Nicholas Young.

Joshua Wentz is a multi-instrumentalist composer and performer living in Chicago. Driven by a love for all musical genres and styles, he enjoys developing new and interesting collaborative projects and improvisational performance techniques with local and remote artists.

For his Transistor set Joshua performed his upcoming release "Look Back/Look Forward" -- the limited edition 7" vinyl version was available for the first time at the show -- as well as new versions of back-catalog favorites.

Visit Joshua's website.

Also available: previous Joshua Wentz performances from October 3, 2011 and July 15, 2011.

Also available: a previous Transistor performance by Brash Flair (featuring Joshua Wentz) from September 14, 2012.

As XYZR_KX, Jon Monteverde combines beat-oriented electro-acoustic experimentation with melodicism, songwriting and melancholic hushed vocals. Over the course of three albums, his music has been described as "essential lo-fi bliss" (Illinois Entertainer), "enigmatic yet pleasing" (Giant Robot), and "pure joy" (Beach Sloth).

Visit XYZR_KX's website.

Also available: XYZR_KX Transistor performances from:
September 14, 2012
December 16, 2011

Also available: a Jon & Carly performance (featuring Jon Monteverde) from March 1, 2013.

Poster by   Chien-An Yuan

Poster by Chien-An Yuan

Find more live performance recordings on our archive page.