If you like things that are labeled “good,” “music” and/or “fun”, then do I have the thing for you! This Saturday, Brooklyn-based brass and then some outfit The Sway Machinery are gonna make you glad you paused whatever horrible Netflix movie you forgot was in your queue and now you feel like you have to watch to get down at the Bell House. Not only will they showcase their new album The House of Friendly Ghosts Vol. 1, but also do some damn good at the same time by raising funds for ASSADEC*, a Malian-based non-profit and country that serves as a major inspiration for the crew.
I was introduced to the Sway sound by way of Colin Stetson–a bass (!) saxophonist who’s played with folks like Arcade Fire and Laurie Anderson in addition to just releasing New History Warfare Vol. 2, a stellar follow up to his equally so solo debut. The band, however, is an entirely singular collective with influences ranging from afrobeat to blues. Debra Winger will apparently be speaking too, who I admit confused with Debra Messer right up until I finally decided to Google before finishing this sentence. See for yourself this Saturday!
The Sway Machinery Record Release Show
Saturday, March 5th. 8PM Doors, 9PM Show.
Bell House, 149 7th Street (btn 2nd and 3rd Aves)
$15 advance, $18 at the door.
Photo Credit: The Sway Machinery