Tatum's Birthday Show!
The Queers and The Dwarves w/ Masked Intruder
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
The Queers are a pop punk band from New Hampshire, formed in 1982. Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter Joe King has been the principal member of the group, with a vast number of musicians cycling in and out of the band over the years. Supposedly, the band name 'Queers' was used simply to poke fun at what he called the "Art Fag" community in NH. That same brand of humor and inanity has become a staple of The Queers music. While some punk rock bands attempt to use their music to impart a social or political message, King has made it clear that The Queers exist simply to play punk rock for the fun of it.
The Queers play a Ramones/The Beach Boys style of pop punk with songs about girls and beer. King has often collaborated with Ben Weasel, from Screeching Weasel. The band begun with a notoriety primarily in their own backyard, but with the release of Love Songs for the Retarded, recorded by legendary punk producer Mass Giorgini, their following grew to international proportions. They have collaborated with Mass Giorgini several times since.
Their latest release was 2010's "Back to the Basement" on Asian Man Records. After many lineup changes, with King being the only constant, the band has found a lineup that has been together for the last five years and have no signs of slowing down.
an American punk band formed in Chicago, Illinois, as The Suburban Nightmare, in the mid-1980s. They are currently based in San Francisco, California. Formed as a garage punk band, their career subsequently saw them move in a hardcore direction before settling into an eclectic punk rock sound. They have been described as "one of the last true bastions of punk rock ideology in the contemporary musical age".
Up until now, the only thing these four crooks were good at making was toilet wine in the joint, but we sent them into Atlas Studios to record with Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio, Less Than Jake, Smoking Popes, etc.) and out came a pop-punk/power-pop masterpiece. They looted a vault of hooks, melodies, and many-layered harmonies for this debut full-length. Think Descendents meets Weezer in a dark alley! There's already plenty of squealers and snitches talking about MASKED INTRUDER, and these thugs have been invited to play all the cool festivals and toured with Teenage Bottlerocket in support of this release. It's fun stuff and you're gonna like it...or else.
The Jetty Boys formed from the ashes of the Leg Hounds (1998-2004). After about a year of not being in a band, Eric and Drew decided to start looking for a drummer to start a brand new band with. With a hand full of songs ready they began trying out new drummers. They quickly decided on Jon "Bunnz" Mickelson after he proved his ability to execute Bill Stevenson-esque drum rolls. This successful audition came shortly after Bunnz's attack of a defenseless pumpkin in the D.F.C. kitchen where Eric and Drew once lived together (the D.F.C. was the home where the first audition/band practices were held). The first song that was played at this audition was "Empty Handed" which was later released on the Jetty Boys second studio album "Sheboygan".
After 3 months of practicing they officially adopted the Jetty Boys name in Spring of 2007. By late 2007 the Jetty Boys recorded their first demo which ended up being their first official release (Rally! 2008).
Since then the Jetty Boys have gone on to play over 300 shows.
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