New Duncan Imperials, Miles Maxwell

Fri, Aug 10 2018, 8:30pm - $10 in advance, $12 at door - Tickets

Doors open at 7 pm.

NEW DUNCAN IMPERIALS: Nearly 30 years ago, three dudes in The New Duncan Imperials named Skipper, Goodtime and Pigtail Dick rampaged through America's club scene. Tours of Europe and multiple albums followed. The band combined ferocious, hook-laden guitar rock with a love for the tacky glory of American kitsch culture. Audiences everywhere ate it up (literally -- the band is known for handing out everything from broccoli to banana splits to its crowd). Fanatic fans followed the band in convoys from show to show. Their songs popped up in everything from movie soundtracks to TV ads for Kentucky Fried Chicken. Life was good!

Time has passed, but the band's fierce, frantic stage show and love for the seamy side of things is stronger than ever. This is a rare chance to see one of rock and roll's great live shows.

MILES MAXWELL: Miles Maxwell started in February 2017 after lead singer and songwriter Miles Baltrusaitis decided he wasn't quite finished sharing his emotional and darkly humorous songs with the world.

Inspired by a thirty-something suburban life rattled out of cruise control, he wrote a dozen new songs and enlisted the help of old friends Matt and Dan Stankiewicz to bring Miles Maxwell to life. With their respective vintage keys and drums, the boys began to play the Chicago club scene and eventually hit the studio to tell their tale. 

In late 2017, bassist Steve Kingwell joined the fold to round out the lineup and prepare for the album release and the summer 2018 live circuit.