Rotting Piñata debut might have won all the plaudits and spawned the biggest hits, but the sophomore Wax Ecstatic is a dark, twisted gem of an album. As recently as 2016, The Beer Sessions proved Sponge are still capable of penning some killer tunes. Dombroski, who also can be seen fronting outlaw-country combo The Orbitsuns and industrial-metal project Crud, recently reassembled the original Sponge lineup, but that was unfortunately a one-off and not what we’re getting at the Whisky. Whoever he has with him, though, Dombroski remains one of the most captivating, charismatic and underrated frontmen in rock.
Vinnie Dombroski’s Detroit alt-rockers Sponge might be best known for ’90s jams like “Plowed” and “Molly (16 Candles Down the Drain),” but in fact the band have consistently put out quality hard rock for the 27 years of their existence. That