Formed in 2017, the Polkarobics rose to the demand for polka and Oktoberfest music in the Duluth area. Suzi Ludwig and Jimi Cooper of the duo Dance Attic lead up the onslaught of polkas and waltzes, backed by Veikko Lepisto on bass and Brad Nelson on drums. Their set list includes polka favorites but deviates from tradition in fun and unexpected ways. Aside from performing their original songs, their set list includes punk-polka Ramones covers, country swing and Blondie songs thrown through the polka grinder. Songs about sweaty lederhosen and hoppy beer are also crowd favorites.