Social Cig


Born & brewed in Wisconsin, Social Cig is the ‘Indie-Skate-Rock’ music project of Parker Schultz. Consisting of contagious authenticity, cheery live shows, sticky lyrics, and cultivating an original story with an attitude of gratitude, Social Cig is creating full-circle moments. While leafing through US music scenes with an ambitious DIY approach and writing songs that capture a genuine outlook from a modern-day Midwest cowboy, Social Cig has become a well-rounded grassroots venture.

Home-based in the Milwaukee music scene between open mics, house shows, concert venues, festivals, and historical theaters, Social Cig emerged in 2018. Schultz released his debut album “Prettier in Person” in 2020 and his sophomore album “Nothing Is Ever For Sure And Everything Is Always Changing” in 2021. The project was awarded the “Best Disc We Missed” 88.9 Radio Milwaukee Music Award in 2021. Social Cig’s third album “CHEESEHEAD” was released in August 2022 with the stand out single ‘From Afar’ listed as a “Top 10 Favorite Song of 2022” in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

While growing a national fan base, Social Cig continues to expand its landscape by consistently touring the US and sharing the stage with acts such as Wet Leg, PREP, M.A.G.S., Noah Kahan, Lime Cordiale, Windser, Motherfolk, Kainalu, Dizzy, Miloe, Ax and the Hatchetmen, Landon Conrath, Motel Breakfast, Michael Cera Palin, and Lowertown.

Furthermore, Schultz is the host of the Social Cig Podcast, which highlights guests in long-form easy-going conversations. He has spoken with numerous artists in Milwaukee’s music scene including John Sparrow of Violent Femmes, Wave Chapelle, M.A.G.S., NEWSKI, and more.