New Year's Eve with Smoking Popes performing Born to Quit in its Entirety & More!
2639 Poplar St
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
This event is 21 and over
Smoking Popes first burst onto the scene in 1991 and released several albums on various local labels. They signed to Capitol Records in 1995 and re-released Born to Quit¸ one of Smoking Popes landmark albums, to an even larger fan base gained by touring with bands like Jawbreaker and Jimmy Eat World. In 1997, the Smoking Popes released Destination Failure. The album challenged the idea of what a pop punk band could do, with lyrics that told tales of love and longing with heartbreaking details. To the shock of many, Smoking Popes decided to throw in the towel in 1998. In 2005, rumors started flying that the band would perform again. Their sold out reunion show at Chicago’s Metro on November 11th sparked a resurgence of Smoking Popes fans, leaving the crowd yearning for new material. The band was re-energized and reformed for good, releasing Stay Down in 2008 and in 2010, Its Been a Long Day, a compilation of songs released on rare vinyl singles. Their latest album This is Only a Test is perfect proof that their sparkling lyricism and ineffable charm is still intact. This is Only a Test is the Smoking Pope’s first ever concept album, exploring the life of a fictional high schooler. The album hits the street on March 15th, sparking a spring tour to celebrate, beginning at SXSW in Austin.
Aspiga is from Collingswood, NJ and formed in 2006. Influences are Osker, Jawbreaker, Hanalei, Fingers Cut Mega-Machine, Lawrence Arms, and Desaparecidos. Our debut full length “Tense” was released in July 2010 on Solidarity Recordings.
Luther formed in Philadelphia during the summer of 2010. They love PBR, Four Loko, Wawa and the 90s. FFO: Texas Is The Reason, Hot Water Music, Band Of Horses and Jimmy Eat World.
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