September 20, 2012 12:27 PM

Swans give fans two hours of brutal beauty

A Swans performance is an exercise in stamina, for the six men on stage and everyone watching and listening to them. It is also a relentless spectacle in sound unlike most, if any, other live shows. Ear plugs were available to the several hundred fans who attended Wednesday’s show at the Beaumont Club, and they were necessary.

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