A Nirvana Tribute

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Grunge Puppets are a Chicago-based cover band who pay tribute to NIRVANA, one of the greatest bands of all time. The Grunge Puppets capture not only the sound, but also the energy, power, and spirit of Nirvana during their live shows, making Grunge Puppets the world's best Nirvana tribute band in Chicago. Get your ear plugs, your grungiest flannel, and come see the Grunge Puppets live to experience the closest thing to Nirvana. You can also stay up to date with upcoming Grunge Puppet shows on Facebook.


What separates the Grunge Puppets  (besides the fact they are 4 shockingly handsome men, who are incredibly pleasant to spend an evening with) is the fact that they play both the MTV unplugged in New York album in its entirety and also recreate the amped, electric live (and loud) shows. The band, of course, plays all of your favorite Nirvana hits from Nevermind, In Utero, Bleach as well as deep cuts. With their one-of-a-kind live performance the Grunge Puppets engage fans of all ages and generations. This makes the Grunge Puppets a great cover band for your next wedding, funeral, private event, birthday celebration, fraternity party, meat raffle, family reunion, corporate conference, ice cream social, shindig, keegar, hootenannie, mixer, or any event that calls for live music.


Grunge Puppets live shows are not about simply playing the right notes, they are about the aura and feeling of going back to the electrifying atmosphere that Nirvana created. Their compelling stage persona and distinct Nirvana-sound resurrects the musical magic and nostalgia fans remember. Being a 4-piece band allows Grunge Puppets to nail all the nuances created by Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear during Nirvana's studio and live performances.

The Grunge Puppets are one of the best Nirvana tribute bands and they call Chicago home but the band plays shows throughout the Chicagoland area as well as the United States and Canada. For bookings and inquiries please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.


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Matt Pokorny of Grunge Puppets at Metal Monkey Brewing
Grunge Puppets the Brauer House Lombard
Grunge Puppets play Nirvana Unplugged acoustic set
Matt Pokorny
Ben Ringhofer, lead guitar player of Grunge Puppets
Nick Duffy of Grunge Puppets at Metal Monkey Brewing
Grunge Puppets at The Forge
Grunge Puppets at The Cubby Bear