Nick Swenson left local punk band Mr. Kickass with ambitions of starting a country band. After six months of writing and rehearsing, Damn That Swenson Band made its debut at Chester Creek Café in February. Swenson is backed by Nori Teague Perrine (formerly of Two Many Banjos) on violin, Jon Choi (formerly of Some People’s Kids) on second violin, Steve Karels on bass, Marty Mattila on harmonica, and Ryan Nelson (formerly of the Hotel Coral Essex) on drums.

11pm Sun 5/1 @ Pizza Lucé