Swans' February 2011 show at Mohawk remains one of the best shows I've seen in the last five years. Seeing Michael Gira and the rest of his retrofitted band warming up their engine again, after close to 15 years of inactivity, was a sight to behold. The slow-building, majestic volume of that show obliterated what might have been left of my hearing, but it was a glorious hour... More >>>