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Swans (live at l’Epicerie Moderne)

Lyon 27 March 2013

Michael Gira of Swans Lyon March 2013The advantage of seeing Swans play at a relatively small venue like l’Epicerie Moderne over, say, one of the larger auditoriums in a bigger city (or one with a more active fanbase) like Paris or New York is that the experience is a little more intimate than when the gig is held in a very big room with not as much chance of seeing the band themselves. Actually, it usually is possible, by daring to approach the massive speaker stacks and taking a long-term risk to the hearing, but here the venue is not so huge and for that matter, not so crowded.

“To be kind, to be real”

Once the band have entered to enthusiastic applause, they set

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