Tiger! Tiger! with special guests Friendship Commanders and Leucine Zipper & The Zinc Fingers.
Doors @ 9 PM ★ $8 Door
Since 2005, Tiger! Tiger! has become an important figure in Atlanta's underground music scene, working at the cross roads of garage rock, punk and R&B. The group's second full-length, The Kind of Goodnight, is a catty and cool collection of retro rock and roll rhythms that dive headlong into the dark side of the tensions that bind and repel the sexes. The album is by turns sultry and frenetic, obsessive and triumphant as vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Buffi Aguero cruelly croons away, kicking at the rubble of love in the ruins. Sam Leyja (organ), Susanne Gibboney (bass, vocals), Mario Colangelo (drums) and Shane Pringle (guitar, saxophone, vocals) craft a gritty and careening big beat that wanders into the most menacing parts of the ego and the soul. This is the battle cry of strength, reckoning and psychological vengeance that kicks like a Stiletto to the guts. Each song tells a tale of hurt feelings, deceit and rising above with extreme prejudice.
For years, Professor Morte, host of the Silver Scream Spookshow, has been secretly collecting, sequencing and analyzing the DNA from some of the most celebrated rock musicians of our time. While he won’t divulge his subjects in fear of prosecution, burglaries have been reported at the homes of Joan Jett, Iggy Pop, and Alice Cooper. The only items reported missing have been hair brushes.
Morte now claims to have taken a common sequence of rock star DNA and inserted it into stem cells derived from tissue samples taken from immunologist Dr. Jennifer Leavey, organic chemist Dr. Michael Evans, amphibian ecologist Dr. Joe Mendelson and metalloprotein biochemist Dr. Amit Reddi, all science faculty at Georgia Tech. Using a mysterious accelerated aging protocol, adult specimens have grown from the stem cells and have formed the world’s first genetically engineered rock band, Leucine Zipper and the Zinc Fingers.