Barn Jam

When: Wed., Oct. 30 2013

With Headlong To Doom, Hanna Thomas, Swampcandy, and Marbin, 6 p.m.

Dynamic doesn’t even begin to describe the duo Swampcandy. This two-man act — Joey Mitchell and Ruben Dobbs — crafts a full-band sound thanks to the duo’s multitasking approach to music making: Mitchell handles drums and stand-up bass, while Dobbs sings, plays guitar, and bangs his six-string like it was a bongo. Which is why you shouldn’t expect to be lullabied away at a Swampcandy concert. Heavily influenced by the Delta blues of the 1930s, these guys deliver a high-energy and percussive set. “Our favorite thing about performing is that we can bring the same amount of energy performing in front of two or 2,000 people because we love to perform,” Dobbs says. “We like to sweat a lot.” —Tamara Younkins

Price: $5 donation

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