Sponge / The Nixons
About this Event
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.
Now, Sponge is poised to bring its potent brand of Detroit rock to the masses, once again proving that rock never stops.
The Nixon’s entered the rock scene with unquenchable passion, pulsing energy and an electric sound. The band did not disappoint with 3 hit songs, “Sister”, “Happy Song” and “Wire” on the release of their first record, Foma. The Nixon’s were unstoppable, touring worldwide and lighting up the stage over 3000 times in nearly a decade. They played on the same stage with rock and roll icons such as The Melvins, Soul Asylum, KISS & Radiohead. The Nixon’s released two more albums with MCA that delivered dedicated fans with rock radio hits, “Baton Rouge” and “The Fall.”
With fierce tenacity and an unrelenting drive, the Nixon’s original line-up reunited in 2018 and played a series of sold out shows with another renowned rock band, The Smashing Pumpkins. Their newest song, “Crutch” was released in April 2019 with full video production, sharp lyrics and the familiar crowd-drawing intensity that The Nixon’s demonstrated since they first stormed into the music scene. Partnering with Art is War Records and Management and Dave Shapiro of Sound Talent Group, The Nixon’s are backed by a powerhouse team to catapult new music into the hearts of past and future fans alike