Philly Loves Swearin’!!! Recap from the Swearin’ show at the First Unitarian Church


Swearin’ is BACK. It was yet another very humid evening in the city of brotherly love, where I had the immense pleasure of seeing Swearin’ live at one of my favorite venues in the city. Sweating under the lights of that wonderfully carpeted stage, Swearin’ opened with “Big Change,” the first track off of their recently released album Fall into the Sun. The first minute and a half Allison Crutchfield’s soft vocals flirt with our ears. The rest of the band then joins reminding us exactly what we’ve been missing.


Songs performed off of the new album like “Dog Pile” and “Oil and Water” are a wonderful example of how bands mature and grow. True D.I.Y. punk. With Gilbride and Crutchfield alternating songwriting duties and vocals, you could really feel the friendship journey this group has taken together since their start in 2011. “Dogpile” tickles your ears with its 80s punk-pop chord progressions and Gilbride’s spunky vocals.


The group intuitively hits on all of our mid-20 feels. Snarky lyrics. Melodically genuine vocals. The tracks are like mini-anthems. That pep talk we need in the morning. The sleepy tea we drink to help us decompress. Hoping for myself and the likes of music lovers out there that Swearin’ keeps writing and recording. Check out the full set list from the night!


Big Change


Here to Hear



Watered Down

What a Dump


Oil and Water



Future Hell

Movie Star

PSA Philly music lovers! If you missed Swearin’ at the church don’t fret. They are rolling back into town on December 8th at Everybody Hits. Stop scrolling and snag your tickets here!


Can’t catch Swearin’ in Philly second time around? Here are the rest of the tour dates!

12/8/2018 Philadelphia, PA Everybody Hits

12/10/18 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room

12/11/18 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight

12/12/18 Atlanta, GA @ 529

12/13/18 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn

12/14/18 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa

12/15/18 Houston, TX @ Satellite

12/16/18 Austin, TX @ Barracuda

12/17/18 Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silver Leaf

12/18/18 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge

12/19/18 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt


xx Meg

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