In the U.K. in the late ’80s and early ’90s, The Quireboys were generally tied in to the hair metal crowd, but like The Black Crowes and even Great White, they were in fact an excellent blues-rock band with a Faces vibe. Frontman Spike was compared to Rod Stewart a lot back then, but The Quireboys ignored all that and put out a couple of stunning albums — 1990’s A Bit of What You Fancy and 1993’s Bitter Sweet & Twisted — before taking a well-earned break. In 2001, they returned with the This is Rock ’n’ Roll album, and since then they’ve put a string of excellent full-lengthers. Last year’s Amazing Disgrace is the latest, and it’s prompted a long awaited return to these shores (where they’re often referred to as the London Quireboys — we’re not gonna do that because it looks insane).

The Quireboys play with D-Day, DarkHorse Rising, RDG, Civil Strife and Charlie Bonnet at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 15 at the Whisky A Go Go.

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