Sat, Dec 16 • 9:00PM
The Atlanta Room
HENRY MANSFIELD / THE SCHWA / ZOO HOUSE
$8 IN ADVANCE / $10 AT DOOR
Splitting the heat between Seattle and Boston, Henry Mansfield brings a songwriter's introspection to the rock genre. Mansfield draws from the world around him and the world in his head, singing tales on topics from escapist pigs to a broken relationship. With Steve Martin on the bass and John Keyes on the drums, his arrangements are brought to life in dramatic and innovative fashion. His most recent release, "Aside" is now available in local retailers and online.
Based out of Murfreesboro, TN, The Schwa gives the classic garage-rock/britpop sound of the early 2000s some modern attitude. In the summer of 2017 the band made their debut release of "The Second Avenue EP," combining high-energy guitar riffs with grooving bass lines and fast-paced drums. A sound that has been described as "mature beyond the age of the band making it."
schwa: noun /SHwä/ [phonetics] the unstressed central vowel "uh" (as in 'uh' moment 'uh' go), represented by the symbol (ə) in the International Phonetic Alphabet
Somewhere between Roswell and Marietta, four bright-eyed lads found each other through the wilderness of suburbia. In an attempt to survive the terribly inconsistent Metro Atlanta weather, they built Zoo House. With the writing backbone of frontman Harry, melodic soaring of lead guitarist JT, boogie-enticing vibe of bassist Nate, and ultimate groove of drummer Hayes, this fresh group voices an exciting tone that maintains an earnest quality. Dynamic arrangements and memorable motifs support a dialogue that dissects society and explores the great complexity of identity. These boys are eager to take the Atlanta scene (then the world) by storm with their captivating sound. With a couple of singles nearing release, and an EP on the summer horizon, Zoo House warrants a keen eye, focused ear, and progressive heart.