Voodoo Glow Skulls

Bonfire Presents:

Voodoo Glow Skulls

Aspiga, Lamplighters

Thu, March 23, 2017

8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Voodoo Glow Skulls
Voodoo Glow Skulls
In their 24 years of existence, the Voodoo Glow Skulls have an impressive list of achievements. 9 albums, one million records sold, appearances in exotic locations like Brazil and Japan as well as the creation of a record store, record label, recording studio and a music venue attests to the remarkable creativity and energy of the band. Formed in 1988, Voodoo Glow Skulls meshed hardcore punk, traditional ska, tough guitar riffs and the Mexican music of their roots to create the prototype for the West Coast ska-core sound. Unflinchingly honest, their songs often used humor to comment on harsh political realities - from racial inequity to unrest overseas. Singing in both Spanish and English, Voodoo Glow Skulls’ bilingual musical tradition has been a hallmark of the band since they began.

The core of the band since the beginning has been the three Casillas brothers, Frank, Eddie and Jorge. With a list of accomplishments that might make some bands ready to slow their pace, the band shows no signs of slowing down. Voodoo Glow Skulls dubbed their sound “California street music” - a perfect description of their high octane mix of rock, punk, ska and hardcore.

Voodoo Glow Skulls 9th studio album “Break the Spell” was released on January 17th on Smelvis Records and is available now!

Current Line Up:

Eddie Casillas-Guitar

Frank Casillas-Vocals

Jorge Casillas-Bass

Vince Sollecito-Drums

Mark Bush-Trumpet

Dan Albert-Trombone
Aspiga is from Collingswood, NJ and formed in 2006. Latest release out on Paper + Plastick Records.

"Why do we live this way" was something Kevin Day asked several years ago, yet those words still resonate as the foundation that Aspiga rests upon today. Following the release of their debut album "Tense" in 2010, Aspiga sonically evolved from a folk/punk duo into an abrasive melodic punk whole. Kevin Day began writing and recording under the name Aspiga on a journey of self-discovery. What began as a one man show quickly evolved into a full fledged band. Joined by Alec McVey on bass/vocals and Raymond Solowij on drums, the band has established their presence along the East Coast and Midwest through consistent touring and festival appearances. On their Paper + Plastick debut "Every Last Piece," Aspiga crafted an album bound from the depths of heartache combined with the melodic angst of a band completely comfortable in their new skin.

While living just a stones throw away from one of the country's largest independent music communities in Philadelphia PA, Aspiga have not fallen into the trap of smoke and mirrors when it comes to their songwriting. Their aptitude at crafting heartfelt, dynamic song structures is strengthened by Day’s lyrical themes of family, loss, and self-enquiry. Today Aspiga find themselves still searching for new questions to pose, while constantly leaving old chapters behind in the past. Looking towards the future and Aspiga appear more than able to begin whatever chapters await next.
Lamplighters is a high energy 4 piece Punk rock band from the heart of Philadelphia who will soothe your hooligan soul with memorable riffs and hits home lyrics.

Born and bred in the likes of: Alkaline Trio, Face To Face, Bayside, The Offspring, Teenage Bottlerocket, Blink 182, MXPX, and Bad Religion the lamplighters have sculpted a truly original punk sound using a bit of the old a new school.

They've played out at venues such as: Melodies (Milkboy Coffee) cafe – Ardmore, Rusty Nail – Ardmore, The Grape Room – Manayunk/Philly, Gunner's Run-Philly, The M Room – Fishtown Philly, Lansdale Music Factory – Lansdale, The Fire – West liberties Philly, Otto's Shrunken Head – NYC.

They have recently released a live 6 song EP recorded live at the University of The Arts entitled "Live... 16 Stories High". You can hear these songs and more live at a show or via the internets.
Venue Information:
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107