Sponge

Sponge

5 Dollar Thrill, Scary Cherry & the Bang Bangs, Tory Sound

Thu, April 12, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$14

This event is all ages

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.
5 Dollar Thrill
5 Dollar Thrill
5DT has established itself over 10 years to become one of Oklahomas premier rock bands. Opening for such bands as The Toadies, Scott Weiland, Smile Empty Soul, Hurt, The MisFits, Sons of Texas, Fair to Midland, Faster Pussy Cat, The Atari's, CJ Ramone , Bullet Boys, and Texas Hippee Coalition, Featured @ some of the hotest clubs in the OKC, Tulsa & DFW area. Locally having been featured @ OK State Fair 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, Cox Convention Center OKC, OK , Coca Cola Event Center Bricktown OKC, OK.

We know how to own a crowd and rock a face or two. Through many line up changes one thing has remained the same, that is the drive to make music that makes ears bleed and hearts beat. All we can say is experience a live show.
Scary Cherry & the Bang Bangs
Scary Cherry & the Bang Bangs
The glitter punk love child of Alice Cooper & Joan Jett.

How does one describe the three-headed party monster that is Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs? With sonic and artistic nods to 70's glitter rock coupled with a snotty punk rawness, Scary Cherry's debut LP GIRL is an assured, addled, four-on-the-floor joyride. Scary Cherry combines riot grrrl ethos with the pop smarts of The Runaways for a sound that salutes the past while paving its own hard rock path. From the spoken word album opener of Scary in the recording studio, GIRL is a raw, sometimes disturbing, but ultimately empowering journey through the eyes and life of a girl. The album is a glitter roller coaster, twisting and turning, coursing through a gamut of emotions with no exit until the last disturbing notes of a creepy piano and strings fade away.

While it may sound like the band hails from the gutters of NYC, Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs actually come from the most unlikely of homes: Dallas, TX. Born out of roller derby in the Lone Star State, team captain and coach for the (then undefeated) Slaughterers, Scary Cherry was asked to write a theme song for the league. Scary recruited like-minded friends and an unstoppable machine was created. 6 years, a few hundred shows and one EP later (the bratty titled Limited Edition 5 Song EP), Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs have garnered a loyal and ever growing fan base who refer to themselves and the band as Glitter Punks (a moniker the band wears with pride).

Whether they are opening up for Misfits, Megadeth, Slash or Lords of Acid, the band has no demographic boundaries. Having already had 4 original singles played in major market radio, and music featured in film, Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs and their debutante GIRL are ready to come out in a big way. So who exactly is this GIRL the album speaks of? "She is all of us!" explains Scary Cherry. "From the self-absorbed bitch in "Glitter" to the severely deranged in "Tracked Down" (a love letter from a female serial killer). She is the GIRL that you have averted your gaze from ("Crazy Jane") as well as the GIRL you cannot take your eyes off of ("Anita 69")."

GIRL is a simultaneously hyperkinetic, dangerous, sexy beast, and ultimately, the essence of Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs.

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Tory Sound
Tory Sound
"Dallas' Tory Sound is a new five-piece worthy of your attention and ear. 'Disco Ball' is the perfect introduction to the songwriting of Travis Armes, and their jangle-pop aesthetic is a thing of beauty." - KXT

The creation of Tory Sound was based off of several multi-talented singer/songwriters coming together to create one. Many musicians have influenced the path of Tory Sound and helped create what the music has become today. The band came together in November of 2016 for their first show at Klyde Warren Park in the middle of Downtown Dallas. In a short amount of time they have hit most major venues across Dallas and Fort Worth, released their first EP, and released the music video for their hit song "Disco Ball." Their new single "Steady Hands" was released on local Dallas radio station KXT the first week of February 2018 setting up for their next CD release in Spring of 2018. Tory Sound has had great radio support locally and nationally; as well as globally in China, Australia, and Canada.
Venue Information:
Trees
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://treesdallas.com/