› What: Hank & Cupcakes with Marie Sable
› When: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6
› Where: Songbirds Guitar Museum, 35 Station St.
› Admission: $20
› For more information: 423-531-2473
Hailed by MTV as a "fresh new artist with an infectious blend of electro-pop goodness," Hank & Cupcakes is honing its explosive live performances in front of audiences as the duo tour the country in support of their third album, "Cheap Thrill."
The act, comprised of Ariel "Hank" Scherbacovsky on bass and Sagit "Cupcakes" Shir on vocals and drums, will stop at Songbirds Guitar Museum on Friday, Oct. 6., with Marie Sable.
Shir and Scherbacovsky began their partnership in Tel Aviv before moving to New York City in 2008. They currently call Atlanta home. The husband and wife met while both were in the Israeli Army.
Despite being created without keyboards or even guitars, their sound is full and bombastic rock 'n' roll. He manages to get that full sound via his bass guitar and an arsenal of effects pedals, while Cupcakes stands at her relatively simple drum kit, pounding out rhythms. The result is a wall of sound blending funk, electronic, dance and rock music.
For tickets: 423-531-2473.
› “If you haven’t heard the band’s infectious blend of electro-pop goodness, then look no further than their latest video, ‘Ain’t No Love.’”
— MTV Buzzworthy
› “Funky fresh sound”
— New York Post
› “Hank & Cupcakes offer a lot more substance than their fluffy namesake implies. In fact, the bustling synthpop outfit … have been imparting a gritty realism to their dance tracks.”
— MTV Hive
› “Hard and fast yet so electro-disco, Hank & Cupcakes spin vicious pop that is just as good for rocking out as it is for dancing. They sound insanely polished, they have boundless energy … either we’re getting punked somehow or this duo is looking at quick big things.”
— Metromix New York
› “The most fun you will have listening to any band in the new year.”
— Huffington Post