The Queers w/ Don't Panic

Mon, Sep 6, 2021 at 8pm

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The Queers are an American punk rock band, formed in 1981 by the Portsmouth, New Hampshire native Joe P. King (a.k.a. Joe Queer) along with Scott Gildersleeve (a.k.a. Tulu), and Jack Hayes (a.k.a. Wimpy Rutherford). With the addition of Keith Hages in 1982 the band started playing their first live shows. 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 Records, the band rescinded their master rights from the label, citing breach of contract over unpaid royalties.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 band released their 14th Studio album 'Save The World' in 2020"


"Formed in 2009 and named after the Douglas Adams’ favorite novel of founding vocalist/guitarist Ted Felicetti, Don’t Panic began as an endeavor where making genuine, fun rock and roll music came first and everything else second. Joining Ted were Keith Slader (bass), AJ Larsen (guitar), and Zhach Kelsch (drums). Based out of the Poconos in Northeast Pennsylvania the band quickly signed to Masquerade Recordings (ADA), released their debut EP ‘My FairWeather Friend’ and embarked on almost two years of touring supporting The Ataris, Trust Company, and several dates on the Vans Warped tour with Anthony Paesano coming in 2010 to replace Kelsch on drums. At the end of 2011 the band decided to take an unplanned break which would wind up lasting almost 8 years.

At the end of 2019 the band finally came out of their extended hiatus and immediately went to work on recording their second effort and first full length album ‘See Through it All’. Seven singles from the LP were slowly debuted throughout 2020 which culminated in the self release of the full album on Nov 27th, which draws heavily on the bands combined influences including Foo Fighters, Bayside, Lit, White Reaper, Motion City Soundtrack, Millencolin, and many others"