Expo’76 is made up of four lifers who don’t need to be in another band, but still can’t quite help themselves. Their weakness is your gain, and on any given night you’ll hear them gleefully careening from ‘70s AM radio ear candy into walloping road house beer guzzling dance tunes; they’ll chime their way through a New Wave nugget with the same exuberance that they slap around a swinging, jazzy blues number or a folk revival sing-along. Irrepressible, unstoppable, 100% unironic, and actually quite unbelievable at times, Expo’76 won’t take your requests, because they’re already playing them. But you can still shout them out.
Kenn Goodman, Dag Juhlin
Ralph Baumel, John Carpender
For booking info,
(773) 763- 7509
A partial set list looks something like this:
You Never Can Tell (Chuck Berry) • Laughter In The Rain (Neil Sedaka) • O-O-H Child (The Five Stairsteps) • Please Please Me (The Beatles) • My Blue Heaven (Fats Domino) • Heartbeat, It’s a Lovebeat (The DiFranco Family) • Don’t You Just Know It (Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns) • Temptation Eyes (Grass Roots) • Photograph (Ringo Starr) • Sunshine (Jonathan Edwards) • Cruel To Be Kind (Nick Lowe) • Daydream Believer (The Monkees) • Someday, Someway (Marshall Crenshaw) • Rhinestone Cowboy (Glen Campbell) • Mendocino (Sir Douglas Quintet) • Walk Right In (Rooftop Singers) • Do You Wanna Dance (The Beach Boys) • Work Song (Oscar Brown, Jr.) • King of The Road (Roger Miller) • Yeh, Yeh (Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames) • Dancing In The Moonlight (King Harvest) • I Saw The Light (Todd Rundgren) • Miracle Man (Elvis Costello) • Every Day (Buddy Holly) • You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice (The Lovin‘ Spoonful) • Hush (Deep Purple) • I’m Comin‘ Home Baby (Mel Tormé) • When You Walk In The Room (The Searchers) • Fire (Bruce Springsteen), and a billion more.
Check out our residency at Simon's Tavern, 5210 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL.
The second Wednesday of every month. 8:30-11pm. Always FREE, always awesome.
Does Expo’76 sound perfect for your: bar, bowling alley, high school reunion, rock and roll wedding, drunken corporate retreat, mansion party, VFW Hall, bingo parlor, house of ill repute, fraternity mixer, sock hop, weird but high paying function, coed overnighter, Tupperware party, get-together, mixabout, ultimate cage fighting pay per view party, ski lodge, parade or boat launching? Then call (773) 763-7509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com