A rare album featuring Detroit music legends gets a special release
Vinyl, as in records and albums, has seen a rebirth in popularity in recent years, and it even has its own day. Tomorrow is National Vinyl Record Day, and to commemorate the day, a coveted vinyl album highlighting Detroit music talent will be released. We’re talking about Sponge, Mike Skill from The Romantics, and more.
Musicians develop cover album to benefit Detroit homeless shelter
DETROIT – A group of musicians, including Detroit-based band Sponge, are coming together to help raise money for the Pope Francis Shelter in Detroit. Sponge, which has been performing since the 1990s, usually plays for a benefit concert at St. Andrews Hall every year. In lieu of the usual performance, the band is working with other local musicians to develop a fundraiser record album -- a vinyl record. Sponge lead singer Vin Dombroski, said six Detroit bands and artists are contributing to the album. “We know that the pandemic has affected the music community more than any other industry, so the fact these musicians were committed to coming together and helping the Pope Francis center means the world to us,” said Chris Harthen with Pope Francis Shelter.
Michigan rockers Sponge, The Verve Pipe set to take the stage at Rockin' the Shores
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. - The lineup for Rockin' the Shores in St. Clair Shores includes headlining sets from Michigan bands Sponge and The Verve Pipe. The free festival featuring music, beer and bourbon is slated for Sept. 21 at Greater Mack Avenue and 9 Mile Road. The Motor City Casino & Hotel High Octane Food Truck will be selling food, and a cash bar will feature a variety of drinks, including beer from St. Clair Shores' Baffin Brewing Co. The bourbon tasting event at Rockin' the Shores is $25 if tickets are purchased in advance or $30 the day of. Other performers on the lineup include Rock and Roll Prep School, 7 Days A Year, Graham Rockwood, The Orbitsuns, Solid Frog, Dark Eyed Dreamers, Michigan Rock School, Half Light Music, Visitor, Ricky Rat Pack, The Lows and Eva Under Fire.