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When: Sat., Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m. 2013
Price: $12
NYC-based band Swearin' have evolved into a three-headed hydra on their newly released LP, Surfing Strange. Sure, Allison Crutchfield (twin sister of Katie Crutchfield, whose band Waxahatchee also plays tonight) continues to write some of the best heart-on-sleeve rock songs going, but that's only the tip of the iceberg here. Swearin' guitarist Kyle Gilbride and bassist Keith Spencer both take turns at the lead on Surfing Strange, and it's this songwriting depth that sets Swearin' apart from their peers. Gilbride, specifically, continues to display his Midas touch within the realm of '90s-sounding indie-rock. Earlier this year he lent a guitar solo to the excellent Radiator Hospital track "Your Boyfriend" that was straight up Mascis-esque, and his latest Swearin' contributions take it to another level. When the tight-knit ensemble combines forces, expect to witness some of the most honest and heartfelt music being played today. CHIPP TERWILLIGER

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