Swans

Stateside & The Rialto Theatre Present

Swans

Baby Dee

Sep 01 Thu

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Rialto Theatre

$24 - $27

This event is all ages

General Admission Standing Room Floor w/limited festival seating in rear. 

Swans
Swans
I started Swans in 1982 in NYC. At the time, I had no musical skills whatsoever, just instinct and a need to make something happen. The music changed constantly over the years, and I'm gratified it reached, and continues to reach, a fair number of people. After 15 years, I decided to end Swans, as the name had become a burden and the associations no longer fit with what I wanted to do into the future. I started Angels of Light in 1999, and that's my main musical focus now. I also run Young God Records and release (and sometimes produce) music by people whose music I enjoy.

Dozens of people came and went through the 15 years of Swans existence. These are the people that spring immediately to mind: Michael Gira, Norman Westberg, Roli Mossiman, Harry Crosby, Sue Hanel, Jonathan Kane, Algis Kizys, Jarboe, Ted Parsons, Steve Mcallister, Larry Mullins, Virgil Moorefield, Vudi, Joe Goldring, Ronaldo Gonzales, Vinnie Signorelli, Christoph Hahn, Ivan Nahem, Bill Rieflin, Bill Bronson, Phil Puleo, Anton Fier, Jenny Wade, Clinton Steele...and more...

PS - Jarboe was the longest-lasting Swans contributor of those listed above and contributed more than can be mentioned here. To learn more about her, go to thelivingjarboe.com

Here's some of the music that I enjoyed during the time of Swans: Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, The Stooges, Brian Eno, Teenage Jesus And The Jerks, DNA, The Contortions, Glenn Branca, Black Flag, early Pink Floyd, This Heat, Kraftwerk, Herman Nitsch, Cabaret Voltaire, Can, Public Image LTD., SPK, Ennio Morricone, Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, and always, always Bob Dylan and The Beatles...ha ha! I'm sure there's 100s more, but who cares and I can't remember anyway... - Michael Gira / Young God Records 2008
Baby Dee
Baby Dee
"Baby Dee's musical career has seen her perform worldwide with musical connoisseurs such as Will Oldham (who co-produced Safe Inside the Day with Matt Sweeney), Antony Hegarty, Marc Almond, Alex Neilson and David Tibet. When not performing across the globe Dee resides in Cleveland with her many cats, harp and of course, Andrew W.K.'s Steinway D.

Baby Dee is back with a new album, Regifted Light, produced this time by her great fan and friend Andrew W.K. at her home in Cleveland. The album features cello, tuned percussion, and pump organs as well as touches of brass and woodwind from Mucca Pazza's Mark Messing. The
record tends towards bright, bouncing classical music, only then to twist back into a quartet."
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