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Swans | The Seer

Swans albums are the unparalleled expression of multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira, who often sounds like he's either deranged with enthusiasm or deranged with bitterness.
Young God (2012)
By RYAN FOLEY  |  August 31, 2012

Dinosaur Jr. at Port City Music Hall, June 20

Henry Rollins is the George Thorogood of punk rock. He has the appearance and credentials of someone bad to the bone, but in practice, he's pure establishment.
Music seen
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  June 24, 2011
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2011 brings Jon Hope, the McGunks, Jocie Adams, and more

We're wrapping up our 2011 preview, checking in with a few more of our favorite local acts and artists.
On the horizon
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 07, 2011
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Swans are not dead

Let's (sadly) dispel a myth: in Swans' salad days, the New Yorkers might have been a repulsively loud band, but their predilection for brain-thumping volume did not cause audience members to vomit.
Michael Gira carries on his venomous ways
By REYAN ALI  |  October 01, 2010
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Mystic muso

“America’s Pre-eminent Music Writer Dead at 52” was the headline on Robert Palmer’s obituary in Rolling Stone after his liver failed in 1997.
The erudition of Robert Palmer
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 06, 2009