A.M. Herculis is led by singer/songwriter Chad Salmela, who primarily played solo acoustic material until catching the full band bug after a 2008 Buffalo Tom nostalgia show at First Avenue. It’s fitting that an early 1990s nostalgia show provided the inspiration for A.M. Herculis since the material relies on simple song structure supported by strong melodies and a hint of grunge. Bassist Dickie Brooks recently joined the band, moving former bassist Joshua Tesch into the lead guitar role. Tim Nelson remains on drums. A.M. Herculis released a self-titled album in 2009.