Shows

Upcoming Shows:

TBA

Past Shows:

Saturday, October 12th
Seattle, WA
with Lemolo, Galen Disston of Pickwick
Cathedrals XXVII at St. Mark’s Cathedral
Buy tickets here
*With string section & vocalists.

Wednesday, September 25th
Portland, OR
with Jeffrey Foucault
Alberta Rose Theatre
Buy tickets here

Sunday, August 18th
Bellingham, WA
with Shawn Mullins
The Firefly Lounge
Buy tickets here

Monday, June 10th
supporting Subpop band, Luluc
The Tractor
duo show with electric guitarist
Buy tickets here

Thursday, April 11th
Columbia City Theater
Playing with vocalists and string quartet
Buy tickets here

Thursday, March 7th
Supporting Laura Veirs
Seattle, WA
Tractor Tavern
Buy tickets here

February 17th, 18th, & 19th
Supporting Joan Osborne – 3 nights
Seattle, WA
The Triple Door
Buy tickets here
February 17th is sold out, tickets for February 18th & 19th are still available.

2018

Thursday, December 6th

Supporting Lisa Loeb
Raleigh, NC
Duke Energy for The Performing Arts
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Friday, December 7th

Supporting Lisa Loeb
Norfolk, VA
Attucks Theater
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Saturday, December 8th

Supporting Lisa Loeb
Owings Mills, MD
Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for the Performing Arts
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Sunday, December 9th

Supporting Lisa Loeb
Arden, DE
Arden Gild Hall
SOLD OUT

Friday, October 12th

The Fremont Abbey with Esmé Patterson
7pm doors, 7:30pm show
Buy tickets hereFacebook event page

Friday, June 22nd

Benefit Show for Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA)
Friday, June 22nd 7pm
Fremont Abbey
4272 Fremont Avenue North, Seattle, Washington 98103
Buy tickets here Facebook event page

Wednesday, May 30th

Opening for Josh Rouse
Wednesday, May 30th 7:30pm
Triple Door (mainstage)
216 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101
Buy tickets hereTickets are $25 | $30 day of show

Friday, May 11th

Opening for one of my idols, Lisa Loeb!
Friday, May 11th 7pm doors, 8pm show
Columbia City Theater
4916 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
Facebook event link
Buy tickets here Tickets are $35 | $5 increase day of show
Tickets are also available by calling 800-745-3000

Monday, March 19th

Playlist Seattle presents Women Who Rock
The Piranha Shop
1022 1st Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98134
Facebook event link
Buy tickets here
Playlist Seattle presents original theatre pieces inspired by the songs of Brenda Xu. This show is part of the Women Who Rock 2018, a series of Monday evening performances highlighting some of the great female musical artists in the Seattle scene today.

Monday, February 19th

Protest Fest at The Tractor
5213 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, Washington 98107
Facebook event link
Buy tickets here
Playing a 3 song set with some amazing musicians in support of Planned Parenthood. I will be joined by Natalie Gray on violin and Aleida Gehrels on viola.

2017

Saturday, November 18th

Saturday, November 18th ACES – Artists of Color Symposium & Expo, 11am
Playing 3 songs accompanied by violin & cello.
2-day, POC-led, community-curated program with performances, exhibits, presentations, workshops, listening opportunities, and open forums.
Seattle Armory Lofts
305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109
Get tickets here
Facebook event page

Friday, June 30th

The Future is Still Female – A Sing-Along, 7pm
Lyric books will be provided with songs sung by iconic female singers.
The Cloud Room
1424 11th Ave Ste 400, Seattle, WA 98122
Get tickets here
Facebook event page

Wednesday, June 28th

Wednesday, June 28th 4-6pm
In Her Voice: Stories of Hope & Resilience
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
A special event featuring personal narratives of immigrant and refugee women from from Iraq, Somalia, Mexico, and Burma. I will be performing a solo set to start off the evening.
Facebook event page

Friday, February 24th

Album Release Show at The Fremont Abbey with Tomo Nakayama & Shenandoah Davis Get tickets here: http://brendaxu-feb24.bpt.me/
7pm doors, 8pm show
I’ll be playing with a string quartet & full band.

2016

Saturday, August 27th

Seattle Acoustic Festival 8:30pm
All Pilgrims Christian Church 500 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
3-day festival from 8/26-8/28. Playing on Saturday with full band.
Facebook event

Wednesday, July 20th

Elliot Bay Bookstore 7pm
Book signing event for Sharon Chang’s “Raising Mixed Race”
1521 10th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122
Facebook event page

Saturday, June 11th

Saturday, 6/11 ACRS Benefit Show, 7:30pm
Secret location revealed upon ticket purchase
Purchase tickets here
Playing a short set with violinist Yun-En Liu to benefit
the Asian Counseling and Referral Service food bank in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District.
Facebook event link

Saturday, May 14th

Ballard Homestead, 7:30pm
6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle, Washington 98117
Duo show with Yun-En Liu on violin, and Lily & MadelineFacebook event
Cover: Get tickets here.

Friday, April 22nd

Spacecraft, 7:30pm
Rolling Bay Hall at 10598 NE Valley Rd., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Full band show with Tape Stacks Cover: Get tickets here.

Saturday, March 19th

Olympia Acoustic Festival, 3pm
Eagles Ballroom: 805 4th Ave. E., Olympia, WA
Cover: $12 presale, $14 at the door. Get tickets here. All ages.
Full band show. Festival starts at 12pm, we play at 3pm. With David Bazan.

Friday, February 19th

Seattle Asian American Film Festival Opening night party, 9pm
Velocity Dance Center at 1621 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 Cover: $10 at the door Playing 2 songs to celebrate the opening night of the film fest. You can find the movie schedule here.

Saturday, February 13th

Cafe Nordo 8pm
109 S. Main St., Seattle, WA 98104 (Pioneer Square)
Playing one song inspired by Anais Nin’s erotica book “Delta of Venus.” Part of Bushwick Book Club’s Valentine’s weekend event offering a 3-course menu also inspired by the book.
Tickets: $65 for 3-course dinner and performances, get tickets here

2015

Saturday, August 22nd

Seattle Acoustic Festival – starts at noon, I play at 7pm
All Pilgrims Church 500 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
Cover: tbd
Playing a full set with full band.

Tuesday, July 21st

The Fremont Abbey 8pm
4272 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103
Cover: $10 early discount, $12 advance, $15 door get tickets here
playing a short set, opening up for critically-acclaimed UK artist, Sam Lee

Wednesday, June 24th

Columbia City Theater 8pm
4916 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
Cover: $8 advance, $10 door get tickets here

Sunday, May 24th

Folklife Festival Vera Project Stage 1:30pm
305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109
Playing with full band – string players, guitar, drums, horns.
No cover!

Sunday, May 3rd

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
Seattle Center Armory
I will be playing 2-3 songs at this event. Lots of great food and performances.
free admission

Tuesday, April 14th

The Fremont Abbey “The Round” 8pm
4272 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103
Cover: $7 advance, $8 presale, $10 door get tickets here
with The Washover Fans and Ghosts I’ve Met
Facebook event page
The Round is a collaboration of Music, Poetry, and Visual arts.Three songwriters share the stage, alternating with a slam poet, while a visual artist creates a live painting, joined by a mix of backing musicians.

Friday, March 27th

Doe Bay Resort & Retreat 8pm107 Doe Bay Road Olga, WA 98279
no cover

Sunday, March 1st

Tractor Tavern 7pm
5213 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Cover: $8 get tickets here
with Tape Stacks and Another Perfect Crime
doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm

Thursday, February 12th

Velocity 9pm
Seattle Asian American Film Festival Opening Night After-Party
1621 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

2014

Thursday, December 18th

The Crocodile 8:30pm
A Tribute to The National
2200 2nd Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121
Tickets: $12 purchase here

10/4 Portland, OR – The Waypost
10/5 Cottage Grove, OR – Axe & Fiddle
10/7 Sacramento, CA – The Torch Club
10/8 Roseville, CA – Beatniks Books
10/9 San Francisco, CA – 50 Mason Social House
10/10 Atascadero, CA – Last Stage West
10/11 Santa Cruz, CA – The Abbey
10/12 Altadena, CA – Coffee Gallery Backstage
10/16 San Diego, CA – Lestat’s
10/17 Los Angeles, CA – Room 5
10/18 Fullerton, CA – The Night Owl

Thursday, September 18th

CD RELEASE SHOW @ The Fremont Abbey – Thursday, 8pm
4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Cover: $8 presale, $10 door
Get tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/811181
with Julia Massey & Shenandoah Davis

Saturday, August 2nd

Seattle Acoustic Festival @ Inscape Arts – Saturday, 3:30pm
815 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98134
Cover: $10 presale purchase here, $15 door

Thursday, June 19th

Columbia City Theater – Thursday, 8pm
4916 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98118
with Rusty Willoughby, Honey Noble
Cover: $10 at the door, $8 presale – purchase here

Tuesday, March 25th

The Triple Door – The Musicquarium – Tuesday, 8pm
216 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98109
No cover

Saturday, February 1st

The Hotel Cafe – Saturday, 7pm
1623 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Cover: $10

Friday, January 31st

Lestat’s – Friday, 9pm
3343 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116
Cover: $8

2013

Tuesday, August 6th

The White Rabbit – Tuesday, 9pm
513 N. 36th St., Seattle, WA 98103
Cover $6

Monday, July 22nd

The Sunset Tavern 8pm
5433 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98199
Cover: $6

Saturday, June 22nd

The Comet 4:30pm
922 E Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122
Cover: $5

Thursday, May 9th

Conor Byrne – Thursday 9pm
5140 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, WA
Cover: $7