Side Slam, Mind Riot, ELI - The Band, Happy Hawthorne
45 Main Street
Stanhope, NJ, 07874
Doors 6:00 PM (event ends at 11:30 PM)
Watch & Listen
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.”
Side Slam is a punk rock trio whose main goal is to bring back the pure rock sound of the past. We play loud and our Marshalls are tapped out at 12
Sharing a common inspiration of 90's hard rock and alternative music was what brought this group of family and lifelong friends together to form Mind Riot. Based out of Long Branch, NJ, the power of this band live is something one must experience in person. Mike Rainone’s soaring vocals, trading off guitar solo’s with Brian Moyes and a pounding rhythm section created by bassist Skip Byrnes and drummer Dan Rainone, leave you feeling like this is what the industry is missing. REAL passion! REAL hard rock!
ELI - The Band
Rock group formed and based out of Morristown NJ.
$20 in advance, $25 in cash at the door.
$5 Food & Beverage Minimum collected in cash at door for ages under 21; Voucher redeemable in restaurant.