Swale & Rough Francis – 10.02.09 – JDK Basement

Had seen the date and location on the Rough Francis site for a wee bit, and then just read a wee bit more about it over at Steve’s site.


Looks to be the last local Rough Francis gig for the time being. Hopefully a few more pop out through out the winter/ spring.

So. Not terribly sure what the gig is about but Swale and Rough Francis are at it in the basement of JDK. Apologies if it’s a private event?.

Highly Recommended if not.


What we’re supposed to tell people when asked:

Somehow, Swale finds a way to extract, and then express, the chaotic elements buried in peacefulness through unexpected orchestrations of drum, guitar, piano, harnessed noise, and voice. When main songwriters and partners Eric Olsen and Amanda Gustafson sing together, they create a complex voice that tangibly entwines weary raggedness with gentle innocence.

When performing live, all three members share the front of the stage, set up virtually on top of one another, a collective huddle centered around the untiring engine that is drummer/songwriter Jeremy Frederick. Their textured and manipulated sound, culminating in puissant highs as well as staggering moments of tranquility, makes watching this band nothing short of entrancing. – via their site.

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Fresh off a run of dates with DEATH in Detroit, Chicago & Cleveland with such acts as TYVEKTHE READIES & This Moment In Black History.

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A slew of damn good shows upcoming in October with some great bands, so here’s a heads up:

Califone, Paper Castles, MAUI, Sacred Harp, Brothers Through Glass, Villanelles, Beach Fossils, UPbrella!, Prince Rama of Ayodhya, Of Montreal, Tooth Ache, Portugal the Man, The Mohanty Mallon Duet, MOMO (Brazil), Neon Magus, Matt & Kim, Ninjasonik, The Daredevil Christopher Wright (round two), Brown Bird !, Blackbutton, tUnE YaRdS !, Arms & Sleepers, Hockey, Blowtorch, Lonestar Chain, The Cave Bees, Montagna & The Mouth to Mouth, the le duo, Kairos, Dan Blakeslee, The Persian Claws  w. Barbacoa & Pariah Beat on Halloween, Drug Rug, Concord Ballet Orchestra Players, Psychedelic Family, The Inbetweens, Mirah, Norfolk & Western, My Dearest Darling, Gully,  The Rural Alberta Advantage, Lady Lioness, The Lovely Feathers, St. Vincent, Andrew Bird (possibly w. Dosh on drums), Grand Archives w. Lowell Thompson, White Rabbits, Ryan Power (band), Happy Birthday !, Little Women, Annie Rossi & Glass Ghost to name a few. More to be added I’m sure.

Stay tuned for some more info on quite a # of the bands coming this way/ already in town.

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