We decided to check back in with some of the people we interviewed this year for My First Show, and ask about favorite concerts, records, and most-wanted Christmas gifts. Bad Design's Steven Altuna takes the cake for best answer for a Christmas wish.
What was the best show you saw this year?
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There are few bands that can maintain an uncompromising sound and still have a shelf life. Rising from the sordid bowels of New York's post-no wave scene, Swans, helmed by Michael Gira, have proven to be the glaring exception, creating music on their own terms, on and off, for over 30 years.
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Mike BrooksScratch Acid at Trees
Since this Sunday is Christmas, we decided to do something a little different with this week's edition of My First Show. Checking back in with a number of the people we interviewed this year, we wanted their takes on the best shows they saw, and to also get a ... More >>
SwansSouth Side Music HallFebruary 19, 2011Better than: a stirring live reading of The Ugly Duckling.Owen SwensonSwans Considering that its name conjures images of immense, flowing beauty, seminal New York City No Wave outfit Swans sure makes some ugly music. And painstakingly ugly music at that. ... More >>
SwansA year ago, Michael Gira, band leader of industrial and experimental rock outfit Swans, announced on his band's Myspace page that, after a 13-year hiatus, "Swans are not dead." And he wasn't just spitting game: The band reunited and released their first studio recorded album since 1996 in 20 ... More >>