Stylish outfits, matching medallions, outrageous attitudes, (and a band name taken from a Parliament song) earned the group a popular following on indie label Touch and Go records. Urge’s “The Supersonic Storybook” album is on Spin magazine’s 20 Best Albums of 1991, and The Stull EP features the song “Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon”, which was discovered by Quentin Tarantino and immortalized in a seminal scene in the movie “Pulp Fiction.”
Urge Overkill’s Eddie “King” Roeser, and Nash Kato provide a two singer-songwriter/two guitar attack – two Minnesota native sons who met at Northwestern University, in Evanston, IL, and based themselves in Chicago. Urge Overkill formed in 1984. Steve Albini, a fellow Northwestern student, recorded their debut EP, Strange, I…on his own label, Ruthless Records.
Corey Rusk, the founder of Touch and Go Records, championed the band as well, and the band’s first full length album, “Jesus Urge Superstar” was released on Touch and Go Records, with Steve Albini recording (and also housing the band in his basement).
Will I be able to sit down?
Some shows have limited seating (or no seating) on a first-come, first-serve basis. Don't worry, though – you will want to be on your feet once the music starts!
Are shows wheelchair accessible?
All shows at Blueberry Hill in the Duck Room are wheelchair accessible via an elevator in the Piano Room hallway. (Please call us 24 hours in advance to coordinate.) A small percentage of shows are in the Elvis Room, which is not accessible.
Whom should I contact about band bookings?
Go to the Contact Us page and select Band Booking from the category options.
Or go to https://blueberryhill.com/band-bookings/
Do you do separate checks?