Category Archives: Duke Maroon

The inception of Duke Maroon, came from a circumstantial one-off jam session that Gene and myself had typically held throughout the years since graduating from high school. After recording “Attention *****” we decided to continue the purist of creating music together. Our general distaste for the musical direction of our time caused us to create our own music that would supplement the hollow grave most music seemed to reside in. In other words, we were two music snobs who shared a mutual love for those who dared to defy the laws of tradition. True it was a crusade only of the brave. Then Garret and Wes joined the band and we decided to be real musicians.

Spooked Maroon with Duke Maroon

The Duke Maroon Strikes Back!

This Halloween is the 1st ever World’s Finest Convention, and it will take place at The Chester County Historical Society! I’m honored to say that my band, Duke Maroon, will be playing at the event. In preparation for this incredible milestone I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane to one of Duke Maroon’s appearances on the show.

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Birdman: or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

Does “Birdman” live up to the hype?

In this series Doug Keller and Gene Meyer review various films.

After a bit of hiatus, Gene and Doug return to review “Birdman”. “Birdman” won the oscar for best picture this year, but did it deserve it?  In this review the Duke Brothers analyze the film with a special focus on the meta nature of the narrative.

In  “Birdman”, Michael Keaton plays a an actor trying to escape his past. Many have pointed to the similarities between Michael Keaton’s character in the film and his real life. The film also stars Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, and Naomi Watts. Continue reading Birdman: or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

The History of Duke Maroon

You’re weren’t there when man walked on the moon, but you can watch the most important concert of all time

On January 31st, World’s Finest Show will be presenting a very special concert featuring The Subtractive and Duke Maroon. Before the greatest rock concert of all time, I thought it wise to chronicle the history of Duke Maroon.

New Duke Sub Promo

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson on War

In this series Doug Keller and Gene Meyer review various films.

After watching “Inherent Vice” last week, Gene and Doug tackle Wes Anderson’s most recent film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. Has Wes Anderson grown as a director, or has his unique style caused his work to become stale?

Wes Anderson is a critically acclaimed director with a unique style that is tough to mistake. His previous films include: “Rushmore”,  “The Royal Tenenbaums”, “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou”, and Moonrise “Kingdom”.

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Inherent Vice

 How accessible is “Inherent Vice”?inherent vice 2

In this series Doug Keller and Gene Meyer review various films. The first film to be reviewed is Paul Thomas Anderson‘s “Inherent Vice“. Is this a movie you can take your girlfriend to? Will you be able to follow the plot? All these questions and more will be answered.

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