RIYL: The Hellacopters, the Greenhornes, the Hives, the Soledad Brothers, the Stooges
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.
- Kicksville A.D.