We actually weren't meant to cover the show (I was over at Gang of Four at the Varsity Theater), but I felt Swervedriver's return to music (with a first full-length album I Wasn't Born to Lose You in 17 years) was important enough to at least mention, even if it's only briefly.
Gateway Drugs opened up the show. The band is on tour for their debut LP Magick Spells (Cobraside).
The Los Angeles band is described as if "Sonic Youth and The Birthday Party got together and had kids".
Like many of the 2,000+ bands out on tour now, the group is heading to SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas.
Swervedriver is also heading down to SXSW, this year (they've already announced a free show). Expect to see the band continue their tour to the East Coast after SXSW.
If you love the new album I Wasn't Born to Lose You, you definitely need to catch the band on this 2015 tour.
03/16/15 Cincinnati, OH Woodward Theater
03/17/15 St. Louis, MO Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
03/19/15 Dallas, TX Dada Dallas
03/21/15 Austin, TX Various Venues
03/23/15 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
03/24/15 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall
03/25/15 Washington, DC Rock And Roll Hotel
03/26/15 Hamden, CT The Ballroom
03/27/15 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
03/28/15 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
03/29/15 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
03/30/15 New York, NY The Mercury Lounge
Swervedriver at the Turf Club, Saint Paul (12 Mar 2015)
photo courtesy of Amy