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Biography

Self-described as Rock n Roll Kool-Aid, Kelsey Cork and the Swigs takes your favorite music and mixes it with your best friend’s favorite music to make a tasty punk-blues-psychedelic-garage rock cocktail.Operating out of Philadelphia, Kelsey Cork, Jacinda Arellano, and Ramon Gadea use their chemistry off-stage to kick ass onstage, acquiring an irrefutable reputation for an energetic live show that you can’t help but dance to. They discard pretension and cynicism to rejoice in what it means to be surviving as a poor and marginalized twenty-something, seeing Philly as inspiration for both music and attitude. The Swigs let the litter and grime seep into their chords, lyrics, and stage presence, crafting catchy hooks about having a good time living below the poverty line that make you wonder why you ever cared about the facade of high-class elitism. The Swigs do something deliberate with their music; united by a raw anti-perfectionism approach, they shout to the world SHOW ME YOUR TRASH, and you’ll want to answer their call by drinking a citywide, throwing a house party, and dismantling the oligarchy