Fuzzy indie rock quartet Swearin’ headlined a gig at Boot and Saddle on Friday night. Fronted by Allison Crutchfield, Swearin’ was started after the band she was in previously with her sister Katie – P.S Eliot – broke up. Katie went on to start her indie solo project, Waxahatchee, after the split.
With three releases to their credit – What A Dump, their 2012 self-titled release, and 2013’s excellent Surfing Strange, Swearin’ played the audience of punk fans a wide selection of songs from their albums. Allison expressed her love and adoration for Philadelphia’s DIY punk scene and happily announced that she and Kyle Gilbride (guitar/vocals) would be moving back to Philly soon. Allison and Kyle have a great chemistry together, both singing and playing guitar. Kyle’s vocals are reminiscent of mid-90’s grunge. Allison was very cute and cordial, yet fierce at times when the songs called for that.
The show was the last date of a short tour with all-girl indie-punk four piece Potty Mouth, and West Philly punks Urine Culture.
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