Swans is an experimental rock band from New York led by multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira, who says the band took its name from swans because they are beautiful and majestic, yet have evil temperaments. It’s an accurate description for their music, ethereal and emotional at one moment and swinging to a moody and heavy thrashing sound the next. The group was most famous during the ‘80s and ‘90s, but has reunited in recent years. This year marks the group’s fourth album since re-forming, The Glowing Man, a well-received addition to their collective work.
8 p.m. July 13 at Shank Hall, Milwaukee. $25. shankhall.com.