Formed circa 1982, gone by 1997 and revived in 2010, NYC art-noise behemoths Swans defied reason in 2012 as they attracted their largest audiences yet with a sprawling triple LP (The Seer), unrelenting two-hour gigs, and a lack of regard for both commercial relevance and bankable nostalgia. The band’s latest 121-minute colossus, To Be Kind, comes across as an ecstatic exercise in the bleakest, stormiest psychedelia imaginable.
|Venue name:||Bowery Ballroom||Contact:|
6 Delancey St
|Cross street:||between Bowery and Chrystie St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 7pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D to Grand St; J, Z to Bowery; 6 to Spring St|