Win Tickets To Swans!
NOW is your opportunity to see and feel the intensity of a Swans performance! This is how UK music site The Quietus describes a recent performance by the veteran NYC-based band (founder Michael Gira is the only original member in the current configuration):
"There are few experiences in life quite like witnessing Swans live. It's not just the volume, it's not just the searing, uninhibited and seemingly cathartic energy that is expelled by Gira over the course of their two-and-a-half hour sets. And it's not even their nearly peerless ability to take elements of the familiar and warp them into something wholly disturbing and occasionally abject, the way they harness some of the most basic elements of music – volume, repetition, etc. – and use them to shape something that exists as much as a symphony as it does as white noise. What makes the Swans experience is the, you might say, paradoxical nature of their being, that they're so utterly non-conformist and individual, and yet at the same time all about the creation of something communal, like a suicide cult of guitars, drums, dulcimers and gongs, willing you along with them into the deafening abyss."
Sound good? Then enter to win a pair of tickets to Swans' September 7th show at the Showbox by e-mailing us with the subject line "The Glowing Man" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 9/6. Good luck!
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