When: Wed., Jan. 3, 10 p.m., Wed., Jan. 10, 10 p.m., Wed., Jan. 17, 10 p.m., Wed., Jan. 24, 10 p.m. and Wed., Jan. 31, 10 p.m. 2018
What do you get when you mix silvery strummed ukulele, soaring choruses of massed male voices and rippling guitars that build until they reach a noisy-yet-still-jangly plateau? According to Swim in the Wild, it’s called “adventure alternative,” a phrase they coined to describe their sound. Actually, it’s not a bad descriptor. Founded by brothers Michael and Steven Hall, the Charlotte quintet exudes an open and sunny nice-guy vibe, but then they sneak up on you with loud, experimental rock touches.