The Grip Weeds on Friday’s Boris & Devo Rock Show

Described by critics as “one of the coolest bands in the world,” The Grip Weeds have garnered legions of dedicated fans since their founding nearly 30 years ago and on Oct. 16, they’ll be featured prominently on the Boris & Devo Rock Show.

The Grip Weeds

 The Grip Weeds

The program airs 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Heavily influenced by the Beatles, Rolling Stones and other British Invasion-era bands of the 1960s, The Grip Weeds were formed in 1988 by the Riel brothers – drummer Kurt and guitarist Rick — in New Brunswick, N.J.

The band — which derived their name from John Lennon’s character, Musketeer Gripweed, in the 1967 black comedy film “How I Won The War” based on the Patrick Ryan novel of the same name — is augmented by guitarist Kristin Pinell and bassist Dave DeSantis.

Coinciedently, they used the film/novel title for their latest release on Jem Recordings.

Along with an interview with the band and tracks from their new release, Boris and Devo will play assorted tracks from their 1994 debut, “House of Vibes.”

 

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