Swearin' Swearin' sometimes live in Brooklyn and.
Swearin’ sometimes live in Brooklyn and sometimes in Philadelphia, but mostly they just tour a lot. Their appearance at Parts & Labour will be their first in Toronto, and it’s in support of their recent full-length album, Surfing Strange (Wichita/Salinas).
The four-piece made up of singer/guitarist Allison Crutchfield, singer/guitarist Kyle Gilbride, singer/bassist Keith Spencer and drummer Jeff Bolt is still relatively new, and the album finds their earlier fuzz-pop-punk tendencies giving way to 90s alt rock inspiration (think Superchunk, the Breeders). It’s also become more collaborative (note all the singers listed above) and heavier – both sound- and subject-wise.
If their shows are anywhere near as goofy as their band photos, this one will be flat-out good times. And you can’t go wrong when boisterous noise punks Neon Windbreaker are sharing the bill.
Friday (March 14), at Parts & Labour (1566 Queen West), doors 10 pm, all ages. $10-$12. 416-588-7750.
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), tonight (Thursday, March 13)
Drake Underground (1150 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, March 13)
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), tonight (Thursday, March 13)
Grammy-winning Delta blues.
w/ Four Tet, Anthony “Shake” Shakir, Purity Ring (DJ set), Shigeto, Blue Hawaii, Katie Stelmanis & more
Tower Automotive Building (158 Sterling), Friday (March 14) to April 5
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Friday (March 14)
Oshawa roots rock.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (March 15)
Broken-hearted, layered indie pop.
Sound Academy (11 Polson), Saturday (March 15)
New Zealand pop sensation.
Wrongbar (1279 Queen West), Saturday (March 15)
Big Ticket hip-hop series.
Smiling Buddha (961 College), Saturday (March 15)
Doomy grunge, sludgy punk.
The Great Hall (1087 Queen West), Saturday (March 15)
Optical Sounds psych-pop party.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Monday (March 17)
Martian Awareness Ball, what?
The Garrison (1197 Dundas West), Tuesday (March 18)