Jimmy Swift Band's brief break from retirement

After calling it quits two years ago, the band launches a "re-reunion tour."

Jimmy Swift Band's brief break from retirement
The Jimmy Swift Band around 2010.

The Jimmy Swift Band walked the line between rock and electronica (or, as they often call it, “rocktronica”) from the late ‘90s until their official breakup in 2011. When they announced their last hurrah tour in 2014 (crowned with a prime slot at Evolve festival), fans figured they’d seen the last of the Halifax-based musicians.

But now the JSB crew is proving to be the Can-rock retirement equivalent of Jay-Z, coming out of the shadows for what they're calling a "re-reunion tour" just two years after calling it quits for good. With a stop at The Marquee on July 29 at 10pm, they’re gathering with Scientists of Sound and Dub Kartel to throw a hometown party complete with riffs, reggae and slow-burn jams.

In case that two-year hiatus was long enough to make you forget why you should be excited about the re-reunion, here's is one of the band's few music videos, for their song Two Hands On The Wheel:

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Morgan Mullin

Morgan is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at The Coast, where she writes about everything from what to see and do around Halifax to profiles of the city’s creative class to larger cultural pieces. She’s been with The Coast since 2016.

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