More photos: Writer, Black Mamba @ Luce Loft
This was the first in a series of five shows that Sezio.org put on at the Luce Loft downtown this past week. As a disclaimer, Swim Party was one of the bands that played, and I think I’m friends with at least half the other bands that played. But even if I had no connections whatsoever, I still would have been floored by the sheer excellence of all the shows.
And the space! Wow. I want to live and work in this loft, or one like it someday. Absolutely beautiful.
Writer was up after about a 20 minute break in which people had the option to replenish their beverages. Fresh off of a tour that led them to SXSW and back, they looked a little ragged but played with as much heart as always.
Their set was a little more off-the-cuff, with Andy telling self-deprecating jokes (“I hate that song. It makes me sound like a whiny little bitch,” after “Lesson Number Four.”) and Dave playing from a lawn chair the entire time.
It seems like Dave has really gelled with the rest of the band, and they did a great job of stripping down their entire set – Andy played an acoustic guitar without plugging it in, sang mostly without the aid of the microphone, and Jamie’s played a pretty minimal drum kit.
And there were sing-alongs aplenty. The members of Swim Party left this show partly in a panic, thinking of how much we had to turn down and try to strip down our set for Friday night. Which resulted in a practice on Thursday night, causing us to miss John Meeks and The Donkeys, but ended with me being able to play the entirety of the set with them on Friday.