The Pugilists (or “The Pugs” – short for “The Pugilists” – as their longtime fans have always called them) are four Milwaukee rock veterans ranging from ruggedly handsome to somewhat homely. Originally the backing band for Milwaukee power-pop artist Nick Pipitone, the Pugilists have now left the nest and are learning to fly by means of falling out of tall trees.
Bands and artists they have played with or still play with reads like a “Who’s Who” of rock including: The Lackloves, Spill, The Mighty Deer Lick, The Carolinas, The Blow Pops, Michelle Anthony & Stick Pony, Pipitone, Spin Jive, The Nads, Debt Service, happytown, the Billy Seidel Band, Mary Karlzen, Neon Moon, Tommy Held.
Will the Pugilists rock YOU? The answer to that question can be summed up in one word: