Otter, Swimmer, Wack Cheddar, Manta

CEG Presents



Wack Cheddar


Jul 07 Fri

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Otter - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Liam Connors, Ben Alter, Christopher Graham, and Evan Seligman are Otter, hailing from New York, NY. Otter is a psych-rock band that pulls their influences from The Shang-ri Las, The Ronnettes, CAN, and Martin Denny.
Swimmer - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Swimmer is a high-energy progressive rock quintet based out of Burlington, VT. Their music transcends the band's roots in rock, funk, jazz and electronica to create a unique and powerful sound. Swimmer has shared the stage with renowned touring acts such as Dopapod, Aqueous, Turkuaz, Consider the Source, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Main Squeeze, UV Hippo, lespecial and many more.
Wack Cheddar - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Wack Cheddar
Wack Cheddar is a band based out of Philadelphia fusing elements of funk, rock, jazz and pop together. The group draws inspiration from artists such as James Brown, Snarky Puppy, Roy Hargrove, Steely Dan, and Tower of Power. Wack Cheddar's music is driven by a dynamic three piece horn section complimented by an energetic, hard hitting rhythm section.
Manta - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Hailing from Princeton, NJ the members of Manta, Jack Brickner (vocals/bass), Charlie Guarino (vocals/guitar), and Sam Guarino (vocals/drums), have been playing in bands together since their early teens and writing music well before that. Showcasing dynamic musicianship, meticulous arrangements, and thoughtful lyricism, the group melds their formative love of 60s/70s rock and pop with a thirst for experimentation and a knack for crafting radio-friendly hooks.

All three members are prolific writers, their distinct voices and stylistic blends making for an engaging listen. Layers of guitar and keyboard textures coalesce under hints of psychedelia as the group transitions between energetic fuzz blasts and mood-inducing grooves, sometimes within the same song.

The trio, all of whom are multi-instrumentalists, regularly swap roles and lead vocal duties from song to song, both on stage and in the studio. Manta are joined for live performances by a rotating cast of friends and collaborators in order to replicate the lush sounds of their studio recordings.

Charlieโ€™s tasteful guitar work alternates between spacey arpeggios and distorted licks; Brickner dishes out the groove with melodious bass lines; and Sam brings the drums to the forefront with pounding flourishes of foot tapping goodness.

They got it all.
Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY, 10002