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Philly-based ‘90s grunge band Dandelion to reunite at Broken Goblet Brewing on Sunday 

The show features a performance of the entire ‘I Think I’m Gonna Be Sick’ album and a memorial for late founding member Kevin Morpurgo

Kevin Morpurgo. Submitted Photo

Dandelion, a Philadelphia-based quartet that achieved global success in the ‘90s, is presenting a concert featuring three of its surviving members on Sunday, June 9, at Broken Goblet Brewing, 2500 State Road, Bensalem. The concert will showcase a full performance of the band’s entire 1993 debut album I Think I’m Gonna Be Sick.

A portion of proceeds from the concert will benefit a fund that will be created at Good Grief, an organization that helps grieving families and children who have suffered from the loss of a loved one.

The concert will also be a memorial for Kevin Morpurgo, a founding member of Dandelion who passed away in 2023.

“This show will be really meaningful for us,” said Mike Morpurgo, Kevin’s brother and Dandelion’s original bassist, who maintains his passion for music as the co-owner of School of Rock franchises in Princeton and Doylestown. “It will be a blast to play our songs for fans and our music students who never got to see us in concert. It will also be a wonderful way to celebrate Kevin’s life and for everyone who loved him to share a beautiful, joyous and very loud group hug in his memory.”

I Think I’m Gonna Be Sick was released in May 1993 on Ruffhouse Records, a Philadelphia-based company that was distributed by Columbia Records/Sony Music. Critical excitement about the album and its airplay on college and alt-rock stations across the country created coast-to-coast touring opportunities and significant support for Dandelion’s music on MTV. The band’s notoriety was cemented when a single from the album, “Under My Skin,” was featured in an episode of MTV’s Beavis & Butthead that included hilarious commentary from the show’s animated duo. Dandelion disbanded in 1996 and Kevin moved to London in 2000.

Dandelion’s lineup at the show will include original band members Mike (bass), Carl Hinds (guitar) and Dante Cimino (drums). Performing lead vocals will be Marcus Durant, who was one of Kevin’s best friends, a former member of the band MC5, and who is currently the lead singer of The Detroit Cobras. Durant was responsible for Dandelion’s original album art and logos.

Also tied in with Dandelion’s show will be the re-release of Silver, the band’s original demo tape that led to its deal with Ruffhouse, available for the first time on vinyl and on sale at the show.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the memorial for Kevin at 6:45 p.m., a performance by the Philly psychedelic rock trio Gibbous Moon at 7:15 p.m. and Dandelion’s concert at 8 p.m. Visit brokengoblet.com/event-details/dandelion-a-remembrance?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0BMQABHZbyrIlfhKnh0ONr5iqZR-kD4OYmfF9fY8-36cDAvilzd0kX_qdXjqSgDQ_aem_AaldLQoswlV8Iw1fup4VDYVlNIkGeJ2rhuX70DFiGO8HeqfrhKy3S13iwoTJDZXUyNRGxHP5szJD5Yoh7JrM6Nh- for tickets and more information.

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