|The Vims perform at The Pub on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 p.m. with blues band, The Kenton Lands Band, opening at 9:30 p.m.|
The Vims with ties to Fort Thomas are ready to entertain with an evening of "witty, modern rock mixed with alternative music nostalgia reminiscent of the sub pop records glory days."
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Fort Thomas natives and Highlands graduates, Drew Lehmkuhl (2009), Preston Brown (2009), and Keegan Kruse (2010) first got their start playing in HHS talent shows in 2008 and 2009 with the band "Skoop Jackson." They came together last year with friends Lewis Mergler and Jay Minihan to make up The Vims. Playing all originals they wrote together, The Vims are often compared to The Strokes, Kings of Leon, Incubus and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
|The Vims are Drew Lehmkuhl (Rhythm Guitar), Preston Brown (Bass Guitar),|
Keegan Kruse (Lead Guitar), Lewis Mergler (Vocals) and Jay Minihan (Drums). Steve Ziegelmeyer photo
|The Vims playing at the 2017 Madison Theater Band Challenge. Steve Ziegelmeyer photo|
"I think we see playing the Pub as a bit of a milestone for our group. Playing across the river at places that people consider bigger music venues is great and all, but playing in our hometown bar in front of the community that raised us is going to be an absolute blast," Lehmkuhl said.
The Vims first single off of their upcoming EP.
You can check out The Vims on Facebook and at the Olde Fort Pub this Saturday, September 23rd.