A Hawk and a Hacksaw, the Balkan band formed by Neutral Milk Hotel drummer Jeremy Barnes and violinist Heather Trost, will open for Swans on Oct. 17 at Respectable Street in West Palm Beach. The New Mexico duo, which plays mostly instrumentals influenced by traditional Eastern European music, most recently re-scored Russian director Sergio Paradjanov’s classic film Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors. Surrounded by an ever-evolving cast of musicians due to changes in world style, A Hawk and a Hacksaw’s most recent release, last year’s Cervantine, saw the band incorporate Greek music into their varied repertoire.
Tickets to the 18-and-over show are on sale now for $18.50. The price at the door will be $22.50.
Related: Check out our interview with Swans’ frontman Michael Gira, who played Respectable Street in September 2011.