Sunday, November 30, 2014

It is So Hard to Say Goodbye to The Swellers!

One of my all time favorite bands to come out to Michigan/ Metro Detroit is The Swellers. They have been around for over 10 years and played all over the world. Their 2007 album My Everest will always be one of my favorites, although their latest release The Light Under Closed Doors was their best album to date in my opinion. They have played everywhere from Warped Tour to basement shows, and no matter where they took the stage, they killed it. I am truly saddened to hear that they are calling it quits, and at the same time I am looking forward to getting crazy at one last show with all of my friends. They are one of those bands that takes over the room and gets everyone into the moment.

Nick, Jono, Ryan, and Anto are simply good guys who play great music. I am proud to call them friends and it was fun to follow their careers throughout the last 10 years. When they take the stage at the Magic Stick this Saturday, December 6th I will probably cry, just a little bit. It is truly the end of an era. We always morn the loss of the things we love and The Swellers were a band I really loved. But, their music and exceptional lyrics will live on forever. There is however a light at the end of this tunnel,  they have enlisted one of my all time favorite bands, The Fullblast, to reunite for one night to play alongside them. They also have Kid Brother Collective, Loose Planes, and Jono's new band BraidedVeins joining them on stage. I drove to Toronto to see The Fullblast the last time they reunited, so I couldn't be happier to hear that they will be taking the stage in my hometown. I have no doubt that this will be a night to remember.

Tickets for the show are only $10 in advance and can be purchased here. We also have one set of tickets to give away to one lucky reader courtesy of Black Iris Booking. That winner can join us at the show for what I know will be one hell of a memorable night in the city of Detroit. To enter to win a set of tickets, please email your full name to with Farewell to The Swellers in the subject. We will draw one lucky winner the day of the show and send them details on how to claim their prize.

In the mean time, take a look back at The Swellers by checking out some of our previous interviews with the band. We will love you boys forever! Cheers to all of the good times we have had!


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