Swans and Okkyung Lee at The Independent, Tues. August 22nd

Legendary experimental rock project Swans came through San Francisco on what may be their final tour, performing the first of two back-to-back dates at The Independent this past Tuesday. A captivated audience was awash in walls of sound as the band pushed the limits of their eardrums. An opening performance by cellist Okkyung Lee set the tone for the evening, aggressively scraping and manipulating sounds from her cello into an auditory experience reminiscent of the soundtrack to an Italian horror film.

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