Swans + Okkyung Lee

Music , Rock and indie Bowery Ballroom , Lower East Side Friday July 29 2016 - Saturday July 30 2016
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Photograph: Jennifer Church
Michael Gira of Swans

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
Address: 6 Delancey St
New York
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
Price: $35
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