Queers, Weapons of Choice, Scratch N Sniffs, Fuck Yeah Dinosaurs

LOWER LEVEL

Queers, Weapons of Choice, Scratch N Sniffs, Fuck Yeah Dinosaurs

Sun, June 17, 2018

8:00 pm

Cattivo

Pittsburgh, PA

$12 ADV/$15 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Queers, Weapons of Choice, Scratch N Sniffs, Fuck Yeah Dinosaurs
Queers, Weapons of Choice, Scratch N Sniffs, Fuck Yeah Dinosaurs
Advance tickets on sale at Juke Records, Caliban Books, Dave's Music Mine, Jerry's Records, from the local openers, and online at Ticketfly.

return of New Hampshire punk rock legends
THE QUEERS
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Queers
with special guests Weapons of Choice, Scratch N Sniffs, and Fuck Yeah Dinosaurs!
The Queers are an American punk rock band, formed in 1981 by the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, native Joe King (a.k.a. Joe Queer), along with Scott Gildersleeve (a.k.a. Tulu), and Jack Hayes (a.k.a. Wimpy Rutherford). The band originally broke up in late 1984, but reformed with Joe Queer and a new line-up in 1986. In 1990, the band signed with Shakin' Street Records and released their first album Grow Up. The album earned the band notability 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! Records, the band rescinded their master rights from the label, citing breach of contract over unpaid royalties. Later that year they signed with Asian Man Records.



The Queers play a Ramones-derived style of pop punk. Much like The Ramones, common lyrical themes are of girls, love, 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 and guitar solos. Ben Weasel of Screeching Weasel infrequently collaborates on songwriting with Joe Queer. The band is well known for the variety of cover versions they include on their records and during live performances. Bands/artists covered by The Queers include The Beach Boys, Ramones (including a complete re-recording of the Rocket to Russia album), Angry Samoans, The Mr. T Experience, The Who, The Undertones, Tommy James and The Shondells, Helen Love, The Banana Splits and many more.

The band currently consists of Joe Queer (Guitar/Vocals), Cheeto Mayhem (Bass), and Hoglog Rehab (Drums). The Queers continue to actively tour and a new record is in the works.
Venue Information:
Cattivo
146 44th Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15201
http://www.cattivopgh.com