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Bong Hits For Jesus / Press

"Love their friggin' name....Really really cool cats and an awesome band...a crowd favorite"

Paul Jaxon - DJ 93.3 WMMR Philadelphia

"Like their name, Bong Hits for Jesus is a whimsical rock band that puts on a great show without taking themselves too seriously and allowing the crowd to forget about life for awhile!"

Scooter - Owner/Operator, The Grape Room Philadelphia

“The name of this Philadelphia based grassroots rock band alone is enough to catch the attention of most people — stoners and born-again Christians alike. But the moniker is more of a political statement than a proclamation of love for the green stuff. It’s inspired by a Supreme Court trial involving Joseph Frederick defending his freedom of speech, after being suspended for holding a sign that read “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” across the street from his school during the 2002 Olympic torch relay. Humorous court cases aside, one listen and the uncontrollable nod of your head proves that these guys are serious musicians. The sound is an eclectic mix of styles simmered in the smoky haze of a clam-baked, two-car garage — and it’s pure genius. The elements of funk, punk, blues and psychedelic rock are blended with precision. Bong Hits For Jesus is the type of band Shannon Hoon would have asked to open for Blind Melon. You should definitely make it to this one."”

Jim Morrison - The Omaha Review

"If you’re looking for a quick reference review of the South Philly/ New Jersey rock band Bong Hits for Jesus, we'll stop right here and just call it as it is... an undeniably original, musically talented, refreshingly entertaining rock menagerie. But to really get to know BHFJ, you need to understand the means that justify the end. The band is equal parts indie, experimental, party and folk – but all in all they are a rock band. And it is that diversity both in songwriting and in personalities that make this band the breath of fresh air it has become in Philadelphia & the surrounding region. The band, while extremely tight is, at times chaotic, often energetic but most of all, they are always honest. The passion exuded on stage is intoxicating. So do yourself a favor – look them up, check out their recordings and history online, then go see them live."

Vince Volz - Double V Bookings
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