The Duke Spirit
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On its website, The Duke Spirit claims to be influenced as much by European art as Route 66. Though its home base is London, the band could just as easily call Chicago a spiritual home. Between the acid-drenched blues guitar, red-eyed soul, and the uncompromising wall of bass, the band recalls Chess records as much as Touch And Go. After emerging from a tour of North America in 2006 with its gear stolen and bones broken, the band is revisiting the States this summer on the heels of its latest album, 2011’s Bruiser.