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Q&A: West By Swan on name origin, juggling family and touring

Q&A: West By Swan on name origin, juggling family and touring

Tom Sundgren

February 24, 2015


Filed under Q&As

West By Swan will be coming forth with its experimental rock music at Monstros Pizza on March 20. Bassist Greg Hopkins discusses background influences, the dynamic of the band, where they have been and what is in store for them. What are some of your guys' artist or band influences? Greg: Well, we're older. So you know, a lot of Fugazi. D.C. bands....

Monstros rock show features raw, powerful performances

Monstros rock show features raw, powerful performances

Jake Hutchison

August 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Instrument cables and sneakers raked across the sawdust covered floor of Monstros Pizza Friday night as local bands West by Swan and Metronaut were accompanied by Oakland's The Sorority.The scent of pizza filled the air as drums and amplifiers were positioned before the increasingly energetic crowd. ...

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