The Grim Imperials

Ted "Double T" Townsend: Bass guitar, Vocals | Alexander Shuster: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Brandon “Rio” Grande: Drums

Genre: Rock

RIYL: The Hellacopters, the Greenhornes, the Hives, the Soledad Brothers, the Stooges

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Inception: San Diego, 2013

Influences: Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Eddie Cochran


Based in Carlsbad and appealing to that degenerate corner of your head, the Grim Imperials play loud, greasy rock & roll, with fuzz-heavy guitar and infectious lo-fi grooves to form a sound they call “Rhythm & Punk.”

The group features singer/songwriter/bassist Ted "Double T" Townsend (Vacant Starecase, Hemlock 13, the All-American Super Bitches), songwriter/guitarist Alexander Shuster, and drummer Brandon “Rio” Grande.

Their album Kicksville A.D. was released in 2013.


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