Summer in the City: Mike Krol and Swearin'
SUMMER IN THE CITY POWERED BY PNC
Fresh, fun and full of energy our Summer in the City series bands bring the PNC Bank stage to life with exciting live performances. With the spirit of our newest exhibit, Forever Warped: 25 Years of Vans Warped Tour, in mind, these artists bring their unique sounds to our summer stage. For five weeks starting July 17 through August 14, head to the Rock Hall plaza on Wednesday nights to see the bands you need to hear right now.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on the PNC main stage
Free metered parking is available on the East 9th extension and on Alfred Lerner Way (in front of First Energy Stadium) after 6pm. For a full list of parking options and directions click here.
Come Hungry! Our onsite All-Access Cafe, bar and food trucks will be open for each Summer in the City event!
Week 5 - Mike Krol, Swearin'
About the Bands:
Of all the breakups in Mike Krol’s songs, the most harrowing story is about his breakup with music. In 2015, coming off his best record yet and the ensuing world tour, Krol found himself in the midst of a full-blown existential crisis. He’d invested everything to create the rock-and-roll life he’d always wanted, but he wasn’t sure the life wanted him back. Power Chords, Krol’s new Merge release, picks up where 2015’s Turkey left off. It traces Krol’s journey back to punk rock, harnessing both the guitar technique and the musical redemption referenced in its title. Music ruined Krol’s life. And then saved it. In chronicling that process, Krol has made his best record—painful, voyeuristic, and angry, but ultimately transcendent and timeless. It is the sound of Krol giving in to a force greater than himself, as though the chords are playing him rather than the other way around.
Swearin’ is Allison Crutchfield, Kyle Gilbride, Jeff Bolt, and Amanda Bartley.