Loading Events
This event has passed.

Traditional polka and polka type songs played with non traditional instruments (drums, bass, and guitar). A new generation of Polka music. It’s fast, furious, and fun. We have electrified polka and made it rock! Local Chicago musicians, Dandy Don Hedeker (of Algebra Suicide & Bouncing Balls), Jumpin’ George Kraynak (of New Rob Robbies) and Merry Mike Werner (of Handsome Family) were tired of the dark and dirty woes of the local Chicago alternative scene. Dandy Don (our leader) professed that we would make rock shows fun again. And so the legend began, old Polka bars like the Baby Doll were packed to capacity with angry punk rockers letting their guard down to dance and sing to polka classics like “In Heaven there is no Beer.” Audience members were persuaded to come on stage and admit their addiction to the nearly forgotten genre of polka. Every show has been a blast. We are fun, that’s it. In 2001, after 4 years of polkaholicism, Merry Mike and Jumpin’ George moved on, but Polka Action Jackson Wilson and Jolly James Wallace stepped in to join Dandy Don to keep pushin’ the polka! Since then, Stylin’ Steve Glover took over the 2-beat time keeping in February 2009 and Action Jackson Wilson returned on drums in 2014.  Blitz Linster took over bass duties in September 2012.  Joining in November 2016, the newest polkaholic is Reckless Rusty on drums.  The quest continues!

Go to Top