On The Circuit: Watch Quinn XCII gear up for his headlining show in Los Angeles
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"I had a hobby, I turned it into a career, thank God, and I'm just really enjoying my life," Quinn XCII tells AXS. Thanks to Soundcloud, an early devoted following and a knack for the quirky and catcy, the Detroit native was able to take his dormroom hobby from local college fame to a major label deal and headlining tour.  

Last year, Quinn XCII (prounounced 92, his year of birth) released his debut album The Story of Us, which told said story through a collage of sonic elements, utilitarily using loops and samples to allow for the coexistence of everything from strings to clicks to choirs to a weird laugh; it's quientisentially multi-genre. 

Now propped up on streaming and touring success, Quinn XCII is giving terrestrial radio a go with his current single "Straightjacket" and gearing up for a festival-heavy summer. AXS recently spent a day "On The Circuit" with Quinn while he soundchecked, hung with fans, and prepared for his headlining show at LA's Fonda Theatre. Check it out above. 

Grab tickets to see Quinn XCII play with Louis the Child and Big Wild at Red Rocks Amphitheatre here