You might know Alex as the author of many of our record reviews, but when he’s not writing for us or fighting crime, he writes and performs as Swing Set. He’s been working on his third release under the moniker while performing the songs on stage as part of the newly formed trio. He’s stepped up his game since he turned in the cowboy boots for converse. Friday night you’ll get to see Alex alone and acoustic, but don’t think for a second that he won’t rock when he asks, “Do remember / when I was the lead singer / you were the mic stand / and we stood real close?”
Later that evening, the face of The Good Graces, Kim Ware, will take the stage to lead us through her own trio’s take on what we all used to call indie rock. Kim is the author of some of our favorite lyrical turns including almost every line of “I Miss the 90s”. She’ll make you smile, laugh out loud and rock a little too.
Swing Set and The Good Graces will be joined by Micheal C. Smith and Jupiter Watts.
Unmentioned above is the fact that Kim is also the founder of Eskimo Kiss Records. Copies of their brand new, 10 year anniversary, 25 song compilation, Let’s Do Art and Be Best Friends, will be available at the show for a modest $5. Bring some extra change to tip the wait staff and hit the merch table.