Tonight: Swans at The Trocadero
In their heyday, the members of Swans played so loud that they made the audience puke. (No joke.) It’s not entirely fair to a band as accomplished as Swans that the first thing its name brings to mind is an image of people writhing in agony in a pool of their own vomit. But, well, you reap what you sow. Outside of that juicy tidbit, the ’80s/’90s post-punk band was known for its rotating cast of musicians, which was led by multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira and released more than 30 studio albums, EPs, and live records before breaking up in 1997. Thirteen years later, the band that made you barf is back, with a new album in tow: My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky (released earlier this month on Gira’s own Young God Records) has been met with considerable acclaim, appealing to fans of both the band’s earlier, abrasive work and the later, softer side of Swans. Swans performs with Baby Dee at 7:30 p.m. at The Trocadero; tickets to the all-ages show are $23.