THE QUEERS

Vinyl Music Hall Presents:

THE QUEERS

V-8 Death Car, Earls Killer Squirrel

Fri, January 19, 2018

7:00 pm

Vinyl Music Hall

Pensacola, FL

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

General Admission * Standing Room Only- If Any Seating Is Available, It Will Be On A Strictly First Come- First Serve Basis * All Ages * Additional $5 Cash Surcharge At The Door For Under 21 * Attendees Under 16 Must Be Accompanied By A Ticketed, Adult Guardian * Posted Times Are Door Times- Events Generally Bgin 30-60 Minutes After Doors Open * No Re-Entry

THE QUEERS
THE QUEERS
The Queers are a punk band formed in 1982 by Portsmouth, New Hampshire native Joe King (A.K.A. Joe Queer). Supposedly, the name 'Queers' was used simply to poke fun at what he called the "Art Fag" community in New Hampshire. The band originally broke up in 1984, but reformed with Joe Queer and a new line-up in 1990. That year, the band signed with Shakin' Street Records and released their first album Grow Up. The album earned the band notoriety within New England, but with the release of their next album 1993's Love Songs for the Retarded, on Lookout! Records, their following grew larger.

In 2006, after releasing six albums on Lookout! (original home of Rancid, Operation Ivy, Green Day, The Donnas & More) the band signed with Asian Man Records (Alkaline Trio, Polysics etc...).

The Queers play a Ramones-derived style of pop punk, commonly and appropriately referred to as "Ramones-core". Much like the Ramones, common lyrical themes are girls, drugs, alcohol and having fun. Musically the band deviates slightly from the driving rhythm guitar sound of the Ramones and augments their songs with harmony vocals, handclaps, keyboards and guitar solos. They have been described as "The Ramones meets The Beach Boys". Ben Weasel of Screeching Weasel frequently collaborates with Joe Queer to write their songs. The band are well known for the variety of cover versions they include on their records and in live appearances. Bands/artists covered by The Queers include The Beach Boys, The Ramones (including a complete re-recording of the Rocket to Russia album), The Nobodys, Angry Samoans, The Mr T Experience, Skeeter Davis, The Fantastic Baggys, The Who, The Undertones, The Hobos, Tommy James and The Shondells, Helen Love, The Catalogs (from Hawaii), Unnatural Axe, and many more.

Since its formation, the band has gone through many line-up changes with Joe Queer as the only constant member. The band currently consists of Joe Queer (Guitar/Vocals), Dangerous Dave (Bass), and Lurch Nobody (Drums).
V-8 Death Car
V-8 Death Car
Earls Killer Squirrel
Earls Killer Squirrel
Biography
Originally called Two-Percent Milton, Earl's Killer Squirrel got their start on April 6th 1994 at a Sluggo's open mic night. Originally a 3-piece with Earl Lyon on vocals and guitar, Mike Lyon on drums, and Ted Helmick on bass. 5 months later, Rymodee joined the band as a second guitarist. This line-up was together until May of 1997.

Pat Ross played a couple of months with the band too. Rymode...See More
Description
if you like the Ramones, Descendents, ALL, older Green Day, and that west coast poppy punk sound, then you could possibly like us.
Artists We Also Like
Teenage Bottle Rocket, TSOL, Descendents, ALL, Ramones, Bad Brains, Social Distortion, The Queers, The Huntingtons, Moral Crux, The Lillingtons, Homeless Wonders

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Venue Information:
Vinyl Music Hall
2 S. Palafox St.
Pensacola, FL, 35202
http://vinylmusichall.com/