It was a crazy Sunday night as Don Jamieson of That Metal Show hosted The Masquerade Rock Fest featuring Puddle of Mudd, Fuel and Sponge with special guests The Raskins live at The Space in Wantagh, New York. It was a night filled with nostalgia and feel-good rock with plenty of hits that took you back to the days of yesteryear, with Puddle of Mudd finding a new lease on life and making a massive comeback for the ages.
After Don Jamieson kicked off the night, The Raskins took the stage. I would describe The Raskins as stylistically unique. They seem to have brought quite a mixed bag of influences to the Space stage in Wantagh. They had the retro rock feels of groups like KISS and Thin Lizzy, while mixing the songwriting sensibilities of people like Jim Croce and Don MacLean. The audience seemed to show their appreciation as they did a great job of warming up the crowd for Puddle of Mudd, Fuel and Sponge.
The Raskins have several gigs coming up. Check out the gig dates below:
Fri. 12/13- Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles, California(w/Powerman 5000)
Sun. 12/15- El Corazon in Seattle, Washington
Sat. 12/21- Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa, California
Thu. 1/16- Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey
Fri. 1/17- Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh, New York(w/Everclear)
You might have heard of Sponge’s music from hit movies such as “Chasing Amy”, “Mall Rats” and “Empire Records”. Sponge is currently embarking their comeback based off of the 25th Anniversary of their album entitled “Rotting Pinata”. They definitely engaged the crowd with hits such as “Plowed” and “Molly(16 Candles)”. They were energetic and they definitely provided awesome musicianship that seems to fly under the radar. Fuel was the next band to take the stage.
Check out Sponge on the following tour dates:
Wed. 12/4- Chameleon Club in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Thu. 12/5- Stanhope House in Stanhope, New Jersey
Fri. 12/6- The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, New York
Sat. 12/7- Anchor Rock Club in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Sun. 12/8- Alchemy in Providence, Rhode Island
Tue. 12/10- Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, Kentucky
Wed. 12/11- Delmar Music Hall in St. Louis, Missouri
Thu. 12/12- Growlers in Memphis, Tennessee
Fri. 12/13- The Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia
Sat. 12/14- Thompson House in Newport, Kentucky
Fri. 12/20- The Empire Concert Club in Akron, Ohio
Sat. 12/21- The Gin Mill and Grille in Northampton, Pennsylvania
Tue. 12/31- Rockin’ NYE 2020 in Wyandotte, Michigan
Wed. 3/4- Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles, California
Thu. 3/5- Canyon in Montclair, California
Fri. 3/6- The Canyon in Santa Clarita, California
For tickets and further information on any Sponge gigs listed above, click here.
Fans can find Sponge at the following locations:
It certainly wasn’t “Bittersweet” as Fuel took the stage. Frontman Brett Scallions continues to show why he’s the charismatic frontman that he is. While he showcases more maturity and a controlled voice in his performance, Brett and Fuel belted out the Fuel classics that we all know and love. Songs like “Shimmer”, “Bad Day” and “Hemmorhage(In My Hands)” brought waves of nostalgia in our bones that only us 90’s kids can understand. To this day, Fuel is still one of the more consistent live acts with their energy and musicianship. They absolutely deliver each time they step on stage. Puddle of Mudd closed out the night.
Fuel will be performing at the Central Florida Fair on Friday, September 18th, 2020. For tickets and further information, click here.
Fans can find Fuel at the following locations:
Lastly, Puddle of Mudd closed out the evening. We at Madness To Creation like to leave the past in the past and focus on the here and now. Yes, Wes Scantlin no-showed a concert several years ago at the legendary Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Yes, it was so bad for Puddle of Mudd at one point that they deleted their official Facebook account. But, that’s all in the past, and let’s talk about the present and the future. Wes Scantlin looks better than ever, he looks happy. We at Madness To Creation propose a toast of non-alcoholic sparkling apple cider to Wes Scantlin for his newfound sobriety. Wes and the Puddle of Mudd camp seem rejuvenated and reenergized as they delivered a blistering set at The Space. Fans sang loud for hits such as “Famous”, “She Hates Me”, “Drift and Die”, “Control” and their smash hit “Blurry”. Fans really have caught on to their new single “Uh-Oh”. You can tell that Wes and Puddle of Mudd had the most fun that they’ve had in years with this performance. If you plan on getting a ticket to see Puddle of Mudd, I strongly encourage you to do so, their antics are gone, however what has remained is their passion and their kick-ass tendencies.
Puddle of Mudd have several gigs coming up. Check out the gig dates below:
Fri. 12/6- Hard Rock Cafe in Sioux City, Iowa
Sat. 12/7- The Riff in Springfield, Missouri (Toys For Tickets Show)
Tue. 12/31- Grand Rapids Ball Drop in Grand Rapids, Michigan (w/Pop Evil)
Fri. 3/6- Hard Times Cafe- Four Mile Fork in Fredericksburg, Virginia
Sat. 3/7- The Underground in Charlotte, North Carolina
Sat. 3/14- MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa in Tahoe Village, Nevada
Sat. 3/21- Warehouse Live in Houston Texas (w/Trapt, Drowning Pool and Sick Puppies)
Sat. 5/2- The Village Door at Seascape in Miramar Beach, Florida
Sun. 5/17- Jergels in Warrendale, Pennsylvania
Thu. 8/6- Eisweise in Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber, Germany
Fri. 8/7- Sturgis Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, South Dakota
Sun. 8/9- Konzerthalle in Olsberg, Germany
For tickets and further information, click here.
Fans can find Puddle of Mudd at the following locations: