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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 Countrysort descending
NRBQ 12/27/1987 Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut USA
NRBQ 03/31/1973 My Father's Place Roslyn New York USA
NRBQ 09/18/1981 Stage West West Hartford Connecticut USA
NRBQ 08/13/1971 Folk City NYC New York USA
Bonnie Raitt 09/15/1990 Gorge Amphitheatre Quincy Washington USA
George Thorogood & the Destroyers 05/02/1986 Glens Falls Civic Center Glens Falls New York USA
NRBQ 03/19/1983 Agora Ballroom (NH) New Haven Connecticut USA
NRBQ 02/10/1984 Toad's Place Waterbury Connecticut USA
Jeff Beck Group 05/02/1969 Fillmore East NYC New York USA
NRBQ 02/21/1987 West Hartford Ballroom West Hartford Connecticut USA
NRBQ 04/01/1973 My Father's Place Roslyn New York USA
NRBQ 11/13/1981 Stage West West Hartford Connecticut USA
NRBQ 08/04/1971 Folk City NYC New York USA
NRBQ 07/29/1990 Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut USA
NRBQ 05/30/1986 Agora Ballroom (WH) West Hartford Connecticut USA
Dave Edmunds 05/17/1983 Metro Boston Massachusetts USA
NRBQ 02/24/1984 Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut USA
Jeff Beck Group 05/03/1969 Fillmore East NYC New York USA
NRBQ 06/25/1987 Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut USA
NRBQ 03/30/1973 My Father's Place Roslyn New York USA
NRBQ / John Sebastian 03/05/1982 Bradford Ballroom Boston Massachusetts USA
NRBQ 08/05/1971 Folk City NYC New York USA
Telluride Mid-Summer Music Festival 07/19/1991 Telluride Town Park Telluride Colorado USA
NRBQ 01/05/1985 The Channel Boston Massachusetts USA
NRBQ 04/30/1983 Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut USA

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