The Swindles
The Swindles
The Swindles (San Antonio, TX)

Mitch Webb and his group The Swindles are familiar names on the local music scene, and denizens of Casbeers, Sam’s Burger Joint, and other music-oriented watering holes are probably aware of some recent accomplishments. Webb and his talented brace of “garage rockers” have released a CD titled Lonely Kind, as well as a CD/DVD called Last Band at Taco Land, a fitting and final tribute to murdered Taco Land owner Ram Ayala. The CD/DVD has Ram admirers buzzing from St. Mary’s Street to all points north, for Webb’s Swindles were, in fact, the last band to play the now-shuttered alternative music skull orchard down by the upper reaches of the San Antonio river (close to the old Pearl Brewery). Webb is a talented singer and songwriter who can fit into categories ranging from Americana to punk-style rock, and many of us know that Swindles guitarist Joe Reyes is a Grammy winner who has played with Lara Y Reyes, Buttercup, and Michael Morales, to name a few. And volumes could be written about the other Swindles who include Dave Wasson on guitar, Paul Ward on drums, and Odie on bass.

Posted on 9/21/12