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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Thursday To-Do: Swearin'

Posted By on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 7:20 AM

Swearin' plays at The Cavern in Russellville Thursday.
  • Swearin' plays at The Cavern in Russellville Thursday.


SWEARIN'
8 p.m. The Cavern (in Russellville).


If you've been digging the ongoing '90s indie rock fixation/revival of the last few years, what with these groups of youngsters getting together to craft fuzzy guitar rock with catchy melodies and a Pavement/Dinosaur Jr./Yo La Tango kinda vibe (Yuck, Weekend, PAWS, many others), then you really ought to check out Swearin' of Philadelphia.

This crew has released two albums since last year, both rooted in buzzsaw pop-punk and that enduring Pixies-style quiet/loud dynamic. Singers Kyle Gilbride and Allison Crutchfield offer appealing sweet 'n' gruff vocal counterpoints that suit this style of music well.

The group's new record, "Surfing Strange," finds them stretching out from their DIY, house-show roots, from scrappy punk to something with a bit more nuanced. That said, it's not a radical shift in direction or anything. Also on this bill: Pecan Sandy and Rad Rad Riot.

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