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NRBQ

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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 / John Sebastian 03/05/1982 Bradford Ballroom Boston Massachusetts USA
NRBQ 12/11/1982 Rusty Nail Sunderland Massachusetts USA
NRBQ 01/14/1983 Barrymore's Ottawa Ontario Canada
NRBQ 01/15/1983 Barrymore's Ottawa Ontario Canada
NRBQ 01/20/1983 The Channel Boston Massachusetts USA
NRBQ 01/29/1983 Rusty Nail Sunderland Massachusetts USA
NRBQ 03/12/1983 Rusty Nail Sunderland Massachusetts USA
NRBQ 03/19/1983 Agora Ballroom (NH) New Haven Connecticut USA
NRBQ 04/13/1983 Langford Auditorium Nashville Tennessee USA
NRBQ 04/30/1983 Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut USA
NRBQ 05/06/1983 Rusty Nail Sunderland Massachusetts USA
NRBQ 05/14/1983 Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut USA
Dave Edmunds 05/17/1983 Metro Boston Massachusetts USA
Dave Edmunds 05/18/1983 Roseland Ballroom NYC New York USA
Taj Mahal / NRBQ 07/29/1983 Club Casino Hampton Beach New Hampshire USA
NRBQ 08/24/1983 The Paradise Boston Massachusetts USA
NRBQ 08/26/1983 Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut USA
NRBQ 08/27/1983 Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut USA
NRBQ 10/07/1983 Agora Ballroom (WH) West Hartford Connecticut USA
NRBQ 11/09/1983 Parody Hall Kansas City Missouri USA
NRBQ 12/30/1983 The Channel Boston Massachusetts USA
NRBQ 01/13/1984 Scotch 'n Sounds Brockton Massachusetts USA
Cerebral Palsy Benefit 01/14/1984 Agora Ballroom (WH) West Hartford Connecticut USA
NRBQ 01/21/1984 Chestnut Cabaret Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
NRBQ 02/10/1984 Toad's Place Waterbury Connecticut USA

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