On May 23, 1987, U.K. band The Godfathers played at Maxwell's! The band was formed in 1985 by brothers Peter and Chris Coyne after the demise of their former project, The Sid Presley Experience. Their sound notably blended elements of punk, new wave, and R&B. In 1987, the group embarked on their first ever U.S. tour in 1987 and signed to Epic Records. They would release their major label debut, "Birth, School, Work, Death," in 1988. The record achieved some modest success on college radio and MTV. The group disbanded in 2000, but reformed in 2008 and remain active. They've since released two LPs, "Jukebox Fury" in 2013, and "A Big Bad Beautiful Noise" in 2017.