HO! HO! HO!

Come join me and my ultra talented friend Adam Topol for a lil Xmas acoustic show and holiday charity food/toy drive!!!
 
Next Tuesday at Maple Block restaurant in Culver City...
 
Peace and Happy holidays everyone --  Xanderclaus!!!!
 
You are invited to the Maple Block Holiday party and Toy/Food Drive
Hosted by the Maple Block Meat Co. Team,

performing:
Xander Smith (Run Run Run) and Adam Topol (Jack Johnson)
Tuesday December 15th, from 8pm

Live acoustic music set at 9pm-11

Bring a toy 2 cans of food or make a $10 donation
Dinner reservations available, please call 310.313.6328
 
Address: 3973 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230 (At Washington BLVD)
 

The Midnight Mission - Music With a Mission

Xander performed at the Midnight Mission on South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles on July 16th
Check out the work of Midnight Mission Here 

Xander performs at June 27th 'Living Room Show'

LA artists bring a Variety Show to Someones Home, as reviewed in The New York Times  (dec 13)

Gibson Acoustic Event

Santa Monica

Xanders J45, Made in Bozeman, was reunited with it's makers at the weekend when they hung out in Santa Monica.

October 25th

Russia 2013

I'm back from an amazing tour of Russia in the middle of Winter, so I'm gonna take a  few days for the holidays to catch my breath.  In the last few months, Run Run Run has returned to the stage, I've invaded real people's LA living rooms with Lisa Loeb and Illeana Douglas and I've rallied thousands of fans to sing along (and not gotten lynched) as i performed for sold out arenas in Moscow and St. Petersburg.  Not bad for no light show, no celebrity model actress Beverly Hills socialite girlfriend, no international scandal or clever media hook.  All this was accomplished with some frequent flyer miles, a Gibson acoustic guitar, a small collection of my own indie folk tunes, some very warm boots and borrowed sub zero winter clothes, and of course the love and support of fans and friends from Culver City, CA to Siberia. 
Thanks 2013 and can't wait for 2014 as I'm headed into the studio to work on both my next record and new material for Run Run Run.

LA TO MOSCOW 2013

3 December - Viper Room - West Hollywood with Run Run Run/Tru Cisco
6 December - Stadium Live - Moscow with Mumiy Troll/Sansara
9 December - Truba - Novosibirsk with Starliteband
11 December - Bar Borodach - Moscow
12 December - Manhattan Club - st. Petersburg
13 December - Ice Palace - st. Petersburg with Mumiy Troll/Sansara
 

Xander & Ilya Lagutenko (Mumiy Troll)

EUROPEAN TOUR 2013

SUMMER/ FALL 2013!!!  TOUR DATES TBA LA singer songwriter Xander Smith announces his return to Europe this fall. In 2012 Smith raised over $10,000 from “Kickstarter,” and fan contributions, which helped to record his debut solo album, Hey San Pedro, and fund the subsequent tour. These tour dates stretched from Manchester UK all the way to Siberia. Back in the North America, Smith headlined clubs in most major U.S. cities, opened for iconic acts like New Order, Russia’s Mumiy Troll and Everclear, and even found him standing center stage at the legendary Greek theater in Los Angeles. European street teams, fan enthusiasm, strong attendance and positive live reviews have prompted promoters to bring Smith back to these European cities as well as adding stops in Iceland, Norway, Ukraine and Switzerland. Look out for Xander Smith solo shows or with his Run Run Run at venue near you!

KIEV - 22 SEPT 2013

Jammin' with LA cool cats in Pasadena

Pictured above:  homegrown California musicians: Raul Pacheco (Ozomatli), Adam Topol (Jack Johnson/ Culver City Dub), Xander Smith (Run Run Run), Greg (Billy Idol), Ashley Dzerigian (Adam Lambert)

Thank You 2012!

Thank you all for an incredible 2012! With the help of so many kind souls, I was able to realize my "Hey San Pedro" solo record. It took literally sixteen years of living its stories, trying out song ideas, and then collecting the musical/lyrical bits and pieces that would comprise this work. Then, I had the priveledge of taking my J45 acoustic guitar and this record to cities all over the world. What a dream come true. Sitting in a cafe in Hamburg, having a tea and getting ready to perform songs that came straight from my bedroom was magical. Last year Run Run Run returned to Russia and nearby parts, and played to incredible crowds. I met Clive Davis and many other music business icons in NYC with my friend, boss and mentor Herb Alpert (and Lani Hall), starting playing soft ball again, vacationed in the Ukraine, made a great record with Pauley Perrette and her new project Stop Making Friends, moved into a new apartment, discovered Norwegian brown cheese (my new true love) and finally shaved off my infamous moustache. oh...whew... ready for 2013! BRING IT ON!!!