Former Orange County resident Richard Swift has toured America with bands as big as Wilco, Brian Jonestown Massacre and My Morning Jacket and as ultra-hyped as Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and the Walkmen, gaining an impressive cult following. He's performed at 2006's SXSW to enthusiastic, glowing reviews. Hell, MOJO gave Swift's third and latest full-length, Dressed Up for the Letdown, four stars. He's even signed to Secretly Canadian, home to other breakout artists such as Antony & the Johnsons and I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness. To top it all off, Swift puts on a stirring live show with music that surprisingly ranges from saloon-ish, Dr. John-esque jam-y jams to sugary pop confections. We love Richard Swift. Like, a lot. We also love brand new concert venue/old-timey movie theater the Yost. Go and support both.
Sat., March 14, 8 p.m., 2009