It goes without saying that Swanky Tiger has established a reputation as an explosive and thoroughly enjoyable live presence in the New York rock and roll scene. Be sure to check them out in a rare Atlanta show with special guests The Paper Arcadia and The Warsaw Clinic!
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
All ticket sales are final. No refunds. Door is Cash Only.
While attending boarding school in New England, Oliver Myles Mashburn (vocals/guitar), Will Rockefeller (guitar), and Michael Glendening (bass/guitar/keys) informally formed the French pop group The Young DeVotchkas with singer Hugo Jardin. Re-branding themselves after Hugo's departure, the band's true sound and vision were realized in the adoption of a snarling new moniker - Swanky Tiger.
Influenced by acts such as Iggy Pop, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Strokes, Guns N' Roses, and The Rolling Stones, they recorded their debut album, EMPIRES, at their own Dead Bee Studios in upstate New York. The album was then mixed and mastered by Joe Colmenero (Lana Del Rey, Wu-Tang Clan, Philip Glass) and Tony Gillis (Iggy Pop, Prince, Jay -Z), respectively, at The Cutting Room Studios in NYC. Upon its release in the winter of 2015, EMPIRES garnered accolades from PopMatters, Pancakes & Whiskey, and InYourSpeakersMedia, among others.
Through performances at some of NYC's most iconic venues, including The Studio at Webster Hall, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bowery Electric, Saint Vitus, The Bitter End, The Knitting Factory, and showcases at the CMJ Music Marathon (2015) and Northside Festival (2016), Swanky Tiger have been establishing themselves as an explosive and thoroughly enjoyable live presence on the New York rock and roll scene. Catch Swanky Tiger on tour in the U.S. this summer in support of MECHANICAL NIGHTMARES, their forthcoming EP featuring drummer Clemens Grassman, harmony singer Kathleen Fogarty, producer J. Chris Griffin (Madonna, Justin Bieber), and acclaimed mastering engineer Kevin Blackler (Rubblebucket, Red Hot Chili Peppers), released June 23rd, 2017 through The Orchard.
After launching their musical endeavors in August of 2012, The Paper Arcadia made impact in the digital world by winning multiple cover competitions on TopBlip.com (now giggstage.com), they ventured onto the stage ahead of IAMDYNAMITE and Sum41 in Asheville at The Orange Peel. The crowd, the staff, and the other bands were impressed with the encounter. One local stated "they've never heard a small-time band sound as big as Coldplay" Online, through personal chats on facebook, fans commented "you guys are like if the Killers and U2 had a baby" and "we can't get your melodies out of our heads!" One fan mentioned "your guitar solos are so funky and when you do the dueling solos each one is so different and so complimentary".
Their praise and encouragement was enough to propel them back to Atlanta to dedicate nearly a year to writing and recording a full-length album. In the midst of recording The Paper Arcadia preformed at The New Years Peach Drop, played open mics at Eddie's Attic and The Red Clay Theatre, as well as several gigs in Woodstock at Maxwell's Cigar Bar and Copper Coin Coffee. They even squeezed in winning a battle of the bands in Dublin, GA. After the album was recorded, the members of the band decided it was the best time to reconnect with who they are as individuals, and each pursued what they felt was best; marriage, careers, and furthering their education.
Nearly four years later, a window of opportunity has relaunched the group's musical aspirations and they plan to make a landing somewhere near you.