Sponge

Bonfire Presents:

Sponge

Flannel (90's Grunge Tribute), Brandon Smith Band

Thu, July 27, 2017

8:00 pm

$22.00 - $25.00

This event is 21 and over

Sponge
Sponge
Sponge has proven to be one of the Motor City's heaviest hitters after gaining international notoriety with their debut album "Rotting Piñata” (Sony). Emerging from Detroit with hits like "Plowed" and "Molly (16 Candles)" Sponge received massive airplay on radio stations from coast to coast and were in heavy rotation on MTV. Both “Plowed” and “Molly” hit #5 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Charts, catapulting “Rotting Piñata” to Gold, and ultimately Platinum status.

Sponge's follow up CD, the critically lauded “Wax Ecstatic” (Columbia) scored additional top ten Billboard hits including "Wax Ecstatic" and "Have You Seen Mary?" The band’s music was also featured in popular movies “The Craft,” “Chasing Amy,” “Mall Rats” and “Empire Records.” Sponge’s star continued to rise with network appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and the “Conan O’Brien Show.”

Sponge’s subsequent releases “New Pop Sunday,” “For All The Drugs in The World,” “The Man,” “Galore Galore,” and “Destroy the Boy,” showcased the band’s swirling sonic attack, rooted in 70's glam and of course, the Motor City influences of The Stooges, The MC5 and Motown-but still sounding distinctly like no one else.

“Plowed” continues to be the band’s signature rock track, having been spotlighted on Guitar Hero’s “Warriors of Rock – 90’s Rock Track Pack” – and on the Paper Jamz Guitar Series 2, in addition to the soundtrack for the Gerard Butler surf movie “Chasing Mavericks.”

Sponge is now touring in support of a brand new release – “Stop the Bleeding.” The full-length disc incorporates the traditional “Sponge sound” in addition to exploring edgier, industrial grooves, most apparent on the band’s twisted cover of “Time in a Bottle.”

Having shared stages the world over with Guns N’ Roses, Nickelback, Iggy Pop, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Kiss, to name just a few, Sponge continues to be one of rock’s most sought after live acts. Front man Vinnie Dombroski captivates audiences with his powerful voice, heart-on-his-sleeve lyrics and high-octane stage presence.

Now as part of the stellar Summerland Tour – hitting sheds and amphitheatres across the U.S. this summer, Sponge is poised to bring its potent brand of Detroit rock to the masses, once again proving that rock never stops.
Flannel (90's Grunge Tribute)
Flannel (90's Grunge Tribute)
Flannel is woven from both grungy and alternative 90’s musical threads. It isn’t just a fabric, it’s a feeling. Wrapped in plaid and fueled on the anthems you sing along with to this day, Flannel brings 15+ years of experience in the genre to the stage, featuring the music of Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, Green Day and Alice in Chains. With over 50 shows spanning 35 venues, including: World Cafe Live, Hard Rock Café, Parx Casino, Whiskey Tango and The Legendary Dobbs, Flannel will scratch your 90’s itch. Feeling nostalgic?—join the Flannel Nation today.
Brandon Smith Band
Brandon Smith Band
Brandon began playing in bands at the ripe age of 10 in the fall of 2001. Since then, he's shared the playbill with artists such as; Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls, Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols, Man Overboard, Taking Back Sunday, The Menzingers, letlive, Lucero, Sponge, and dozens more.
In 2014, Brandon started the Brandon Smith Band with former Urethra Franklin bandmate, Sassy McSass on bass guitar, and new drummer Dustin Showers.
December 23rd, 2014 marked the official release of Brandon's first solo EP, 'Honey, I'm Homeless' (©2014 Cat.House Sound, LLC) which features fast-paced pop-punk/alternative with heartfelt lyrics and catchy hooks.
Venue Information:
MilkBoy
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107