Event Archive - THE QUEERS´ DEBUT IN VICTORIA: The Queers, The Mansfields, Hot Toddies, THE BADAMPS
Appearing for the first time ever in Victoria, it’s the Queers! The Queers first formed in 1982 in the eastern US city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Starting out in the early days as a snotty young punk rock band, the Queers have grown over the years to have a signature style, best described as Ramones style punk rock with a distinctive Beach Boys flavour. The Queers career in the 80s was short lived, but in 1990 Joe Queer reformed the band. The newly reformed Queers went on to achieve notoriety in the 1990s with albums such as Love Songs for the Retarded, and Beat Off. Since then things have never let up, as the band has released album after album of pop punk masterpieces. They have gone on to tour all over the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, China and other places around the world. Throughout the years the Queers have opened for, toured with and played alongside bands ranging from the Ramones, to the Smugglers, to Screeching Weasel. The Queers currently feature the legendary Joe Queer (guitar), playing alongside long running Queers alumni Lurch Nobody (drums), and Dangerous Dave (bass).
Tickets on sale now at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records, Fascinating Rhythms in Nanaimo & TICKETWEB.CA!
Also remember to purchase your Mighty Mighty Bosstones & Slackers tickets for Victoria's 10th Anniversary Ska Festival;)
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The Queers (Pop/Punk)
The Queers, pop punk legends, melding the Beach Boys and Ramones. www.myspace.com/thequeers more info
THE BADAMPS (Punk Rock)
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I guess we are a mix of punk and rock n roll, with a melodic sense, not like any band i can name. We are from vancouver, and currently have a recorded album, but its not released yet. check out our site for mp3s http://thebadamps.cjb.net more info