California punk rockers SWMRS joined pop-punk band All Time Low for two impressive back to back sold out performances Wednesday and Thursday night at Rams Head Live, Baltimore’s premiere concert venue. All three floors were packed with throngs of enthusiastic girls thrilled to see their favorite bands. SWMRS is currently on tour in support of their debut album, Drive North. Cole Becker, Max Becker, Joseph Armstrong, and Sebastian Mueller powered through their brilliant, hooky songs in classic punk fashion.
Growing up this young band was deep-rooted riot grrrl a history appreciated by SWMRS's mostly teenage female fans. Rising from their teen-punk band Emily's Army, the boys quickly caught the ear of Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, drummer Joey Armstrong's father. SWMRS has always been willing to experiment with sound played everything from banging rock songs to moody ballads. Although punk in their spirit, this band is unapologetically savvy when it comes to pop-culture. A big crowd pleaser was when Cole Becker broke into "Miley," a song written after he was inspired by Miley Cyrus’s work homeless LGBT youth and how she was able to build upon the base she built as a Disney star and actually something with that power. Their captivating set was packed with killer tunes and a clear mastery of punk angst.
AXS tickets are available when SWMRS hit the road this fall with The Interrupters and special guests Sharp Shock at Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV. Follow SWMRS of Facebook and visit the band’s website for music, merch and tour information.