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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 12/05/1987 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel (1) Providence Rhode Island USA
NRBQ 12/27/1987 Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut USA
NRBQ 02/14/1988 Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut USA
NRBQ 02/26/1988 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel (1) Providence Rhode Island USA
NRBQ 08/11/1988 Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut USA
NRBQ 12/01/1988 Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut USA
NRBQ 02/19/1989 Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut USA
NRBQ 06/29/1989 Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut USA
NRBQ 11/16/1989 Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut USA
NRBQ 01/25/1990 Saratoga Winners Cohoes New York USA
NRBQ 04/12/1990 Lonestar Roadhouse Café NYC New York USA
NRBQ 07/29/1990 Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut USA
Bonnie Raitt 09/15/1990 Gorge Amphitheatre Quincy Washington USA
Bonnie Raitt 09/21/1990 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View California USA
NRBQ 01/04/1991 Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut USA
Telluride Mid-Summer Music Festival 07/19/1991 Telluride Town Park Telluride Colorado USA
NRBQ 11/01/1991 Chestnut Cabaret Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
NRBQ 01/10/1992 Bogie's Albany New York USA
NRBQ 03/20/1992 Chestnut Cabaret Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
NRBQ 06/25/1992 Agora Theatre Cleveland Ohio USA
NRBQ 02/06/1995 Shank Hall Milwaukee Wisconsin USA
NRBQ 05/11/1995 Be Here Now Asheville North Carolina USA
NRBQ 06/09/1995 Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut USA
SummerFest 07/04/1995 Leinie Lodge Milwaukee Wisconsin USA
NRBQ 11/24/1995 Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut USA

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