Rochester Mills Brewer Inspires Sponge’s “The Beer Sessions”


“Last Call” for Sponge’s “The Beer Sessions”


“Plowed” Rockers Partner with Michigan Brewers and PledgeMusic for 8th Studio Album; Embark on Summerland Tour

Detroit, Michigan – (July 7, 2016) –Detroit-based, gold-certified rock act – Sponge, featuring vocalist Vinnie Dombroski, Billy Adams (drums), Tim Patalan (bass), Kyle Neely and Andy Patalan (guitar) have teamed up with PledgeMusic to fund the band’s eighth studio record “The Beer Sessions.”

Sponge fans have until July 19, 2016 to pledge funds and gain exclusive access to web episodes featuring a behind-the-scenes look at Sponge’s new studio recordings plus interviews with the band, along with 6 Michigan Brew masters from Rochester Mills Brewery, Atwater Brewery, Kuhnhenn Brewing Company, Original Gravity Brewing, Roak Brewing, and Baffin Brewing Company.

Additional PledgeMusic incentives include official “The Beer Sessions” Beer Mugs, handwritten lyric sheets, a rare, studio visit with the band, a fishing trip with Sponge guitarist Kyle Neely, an opportunity to record a song with Sponge, an in-your-home acoustic performance, CD downloads, limited edition T-shirts, signed posters and much more!

For a complete list of PledgeMusic “The Beer Sessions” premiums – please visit

“The new record is a celebration of independent music and incredible Michigan beer,” explains Sponge’s lead singer Vinnie Dombroski. The idea for “The Beer Sessions” was hatched during a conversation between Dombroski and Rochester Mills Brewery’s Brew Master Eric Briggeman. “I mentioned to Eric that Sponge was heading into the studio to make a new record,” Dombroski says. “He wanted to come with us – and I said ‘Hell Yeah just bring some beer!”

“We started to think more about the idea, and realized that many craft brewers are fans of Sponge, so the invites went out, and we started cutting tracks, rolling cameras, and talking beer and music!” he adds.
“The independent spirit of the brewers resonates with us rock and roll dudes probably because they’re rockers in their own right. They’ve chosen a different kind of lifestyle they have a passion for – and we get that” Dombroski says.

5% of all proceeds from Sponge’s PledgeMusic “The Beer Sessions” campaign will benefit the Eastside Teen Outreach, providing a safe environment and positive, supportive programming for at risk teens in Macomb County, Michigan. For more information please visit

PledgeMusic is the world’s leading online, direct-to-fan music platform, offering a unique way to engage fans in the music making experience. Since 2009, PledgeMusic has partnered with, and delivered, high impact campaigns with some of the biggest names in rock music including Slash, Rob Zombie, Sevendust and Papa Roach.

Sponge returns to rock the wildly popular SUMMERLAND tour featuring Sugar Ray, Everclear and Lit:

7/8 Fourth Street Live, Louisville, KY
7/9 Beach Club/Clearwater Cay, Geyser Falls, Choctaw, MS
7/10 Lava Cantina, Baton Rouge, LA
7/11 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
7/13 Roc Park, Madeira Beach, FL
7/14 Jesters Live, Ormond Beach, FL
7/15 Myrtle Beach Speedway Amphitheater, Myrtle Beach, SC
7/16 Power Plant Live, Baltimore, MD
7/20 SteelStacks-Levitt Pavilion, Bethlehem, PA
7/21 Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY
7/22 The Paramount, Huntington, NY
7/23 Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park, NJ
7/24 House of Blues, Boston, MA
7/27 Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo, MI
7/28 Peoria Riverfront, Peoria, IL
7/29 Halfway Jam Festival, Royalton, MN
7/30 Crossroads KC, Kansas city, MO
7/31 Ballpark Village, St. Louis, MO
8/2 Casper Events Center, Casper, WY
8/3 Zoo Montana, Billings, MT
8/5 The Complex, Salt Lake, UT
8/6 Crooked Fence Brewing Co., Eagle, ID
8/11 Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA
8/12 Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, Las Vegas, N
8/13 Fort McDowell Casino, Fountain Hills, AZ
8/17 Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, TX
8/18 Concrete Street, Corpus Christi, TX
8/19 Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth, TX
8/20 Riverwind Casino, Norman, OK
8/21 Cowboy’s Dance Hall, San Antonio, TX
9/4 The Last Fling, Naperville, IL
9/5 DuQuoin State Fair, Duquoin, IL

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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-certified status.

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. Frontman Vinnie Dombroski captivates audiences with his powerful voice, heart-on-his-sleeve lyrics and high-octane stage presence.

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