Sponge

The Vanguard and Bros. Houligan Presents...

Sponge

The Plums, Good Villains, Difuser

Tue, August 8, 2017

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

$15.00 - $20.00

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.”
The Plums
The Plums
Two piece rock band out of Bristow, Oklahoma
Good Villains
Good Villains
Starting off as a two piece, Good Villains was a concept created by drummer, Steven Davison and vocalist, Caleigh Trotter. As their music began to progress, Pianist, Felicia Andrews joined the group followed by guitarist, Tedd Scott and bass player, Todd Shaver. The story-teller theme is coupled by expert musicianship and an eerie sense of childishness. A heavy contender in the "doom-pop" genre, Good Villains are force reminiscent of the 90's yet so full of the unknown and a ton of imagination.
Difuser
Difuser
Difuser is one of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s driving rock bands. Erv, Mike, Eric & Jason will rock your world. With a career spanning the last two decades, the band strives to deliver great rock & roll to all audiences. Our style varies from hard driving rock tunes to Surf, Punk, & Alternative Rock. The escapades of Difuser have produced memorable Tulsa shows to include the televised snowy “Beatles Let It Be” ...tribute atop Sound Warehouse, the Hole afterparty Nirvana Tribute, Elvis Tribute on CBS, The Sex Pistols Anniversary Special at The Cain’s Ballroom, and nomination (yes, they lost) as Best Rock Act at the First Annual Spotnik Awards.

The band has supported such acts as Soundgarden, The Offspring, Def Leppard, Honkey, Dick Dale and Agent Orange. From Hula skirts to straw hats, Difuser’s left-of-center delivery evokes ideas of hot rods and tiki torches, martini bars and big stogies. When you’re on board with Difuser, Life’s a Party!

Former Band members: Buz Ras, Matt Galloway, Amanda Hardy, Craig Stevens, Rege Henry, Darrel Smith, Dave Cantrell, Jenny Copple, Jed Bellew, Dave Douthitt, and Jeremy Anthematten.
Venue Information:
The Vanguard
222 North Main Street
Tulsa, OK, 74103
http://www.thevanguardtulsa.com