If the above photo left any doubt, Swans are a dark and demented bunch. I don't have a long history with the group, but I'm psyched to enter their realm tonight amongst all the superfans.

I explained the origin of the band's "reactivation" in my preview of tonight's show at Outland, 95 Liberty St. Doors open at 7 p.m., tickets cost $23 at the door and Baby Dee plays first.