Vintage Trouble: The Swing House Sessions Tour
Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 9:00 PM EDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights, OH
PRE SHOW PARTY @ B-SIDE LIQUOR LOUNGE & ARCADE (located directly below The Grog Shop) Free for all advance ticket holders. FREE TACOS from 7-8pm!
Since the release of their debut album, The Bomb Shelter Sessions, Los Angeles-based band Vintage Trouble has gone from playing intimate hometown clubs to opening for The Rolling Stones in London’s Hyde Park, touring North America and Europe with The Who and playing sold-out headline shows worldwide. “Like an M-80 in church, Vintage Trouble lands with a hiss and then blows apart what’s come to define modern soul, blues and rock,” observed Paste Magazine while Yahoo! Music said, "imagine James Brown singing lead for Led Zeppelin and you'll get an idea of Vintage Trouble's muscular, in the pocket sound." The band has performed on such television shows as Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (four times, including Leno’s second-to-last show), Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Later…with Jools Holland. They have also been seen and heard in a national Honda commercial that featured the band performing the song “Today Is Pretty Great.”
It also helps to have one helluva fanbase. Vintage Trouble’s fans – who branded themselves as “TroubleMakers” early on – have been instrumental at every stage of the band’s career. To thank the TroubleMakers for their unwavering support, Vintage Trouble unplugged and recorded a special five-song EP in 2014. The Swing House Acoustic Sessions – which is available only at Vintage Trouble shows and on the band’s website – features three brand-new songs plus completely re-imagined versions of two tunes from The Bomb Shelter Sessions. Vintage Trouble performs one of the new tracks, “Another Man’s Words,” live in the studio in this video.
Formed in 2010, Vintage Trouble cut its teeth playing weekly residencies at L.A. clubs like Harvelle’s – and attracted a massive following in the process. The resulting underground buzz led to legendary manager Doc McGhee taking notice and signing Vintage Trouble to his roster after hearing only a single chorus. Doc's first order of business was to break the band in England. Their first venture overseas resulted in a similar groundswell with Music Weekly naming them 2011 Breakout Artist of the Year and HMV hailing them as their "Next Big Thing.”
It’s that kind of passion, together with hard work, talent and luck, that are taking Vintage Trouble right where they deserve to be: on our radios and our televisions, in our headphones and our cars, at our favorite venues and on the soundtrack of our most memorable moments in life.