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1967-present

NRBQ is an American rock band founded in 1967. It is known for its live performances, containing a high degree of spontaneity and levity, and blending rock, pop, jazz, blues and Tin Pan Alley styles. The abbreviation "NRBQ" stands for New Rhythm and Blues Quartet (originally Quintet), although a 1982 article in Creem magazine suggested a different meaning: "Nothing Really Beats Quality". They served as the unofficial "house band" for The Simpsons for the season 10-12 period in which NRBQ fan Mike Scully was head writer and executive producer, contributing several songs and even appearing in animated form as well as on camera during the end credits to perform the show's theme song during the episode "Take My Wife, Sleaze". They have also appeared in feature films, including 28 Days and Day Of The Dead. In 1985, the members of NRBQ all played zombies in George A. Romero's third "Dead" film, Day of the Dead.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
NRBQ / Soft White Underbelly 01/30/1969 Steve Paul's Scene NYC New York USA
NRBQ / Soft White Underbelly 01/31/1969 Steve Paul's Scene NYC New York USA
NRBQ / Soft White Underbelly 02/01/1969 Steve Paul's Scene NYC New York USA
NRBQ / Soft White Underbelly 02/02/1969 Steve Paul's Scene NYC New York USA
Jeff Beck Group 05/02/1969 Fillmore East NYC New York USA
Jeff Beck Group 05/03/1969 Fillmore East NYC New York USA
Spooky Tooth / Flock 11/26/1969 Hunter College Auditorium NYC New York USA
NRBQ 12/31/1969 Ungano's NYC New York USA
The Chambers Brothers 02/06/1970 Port Chester Capitol Theatre Port Chester New York USA
The Chambers Brothers 02/07/1970 Port Chester Capitol Theatre Port Chester New York USA
Buddy Miles / NRBQ 05/07/1970 Boston Tea Party (2) Boston Massachusetts USA
Buddy Miles / NRBQ 05/08/1970 Boston Tea Party (2) Boston Massachusetts USA
Buddy Miles / NRBQ 05/09/1970 Boston Tea Party (2) Boston Massachusetts USA
NRBQ 12/02/1970 Village Gate NYC New York USA
NRBQ 12/03/1970 Village Gate NYC New York USA
NRBQ 12/04/1970 Village Gate NYC New York USA
NRBQ 12/05/1970 Village Gate NYC New York USA
NRBQ / Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson 03/17/1971 Village Gate NYC New York USA
NRBQ / Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson 03/18/1971 Village Gate NYC New York USA
NRBQ 03/19/1971 Village Gate NYC New York USA
NRBQ 03/20/1971 Village Gate NYC New York USA
NRBQ 07/01/1971 Electric Circus NYC New York USA
NRBQ 07/02/1971 Electric Circus NYC New York USA
NRBQ 08/03/1971 Folk City NYC New York USA
NRBQ 08/04/1971 Folk City NYC New York USA

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