The Queers w/ I Am the Owl and Bricheros

The Queers w/ I Am the Owl and Bricheros

Sun, April 8, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Hodi's Half Note

Fort Collins, CO

$13 Advance / $15 Day of show

Off Sale

The Queers
The Queers
The Queers are punk rock band formed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1982. Their sound is heavily influenced by the Ramones and '60s bubblegum pop and their songs often feature humorous and juvenile lyrics. The original line up consisted of Joe King (2) (Vocals/Guitar), Tulu (2) (Vocals/Bass), and Wimpy (2) Rutherford (Drums). The band released one 7" EP with this line up. In 1984, the band released a second 7", this time with Tulu on drums, Wimpy singing, and Keith Hages playing bass. The band split shortly afterwards but Joe would occasionally use the name throughout the '80s, playing with various line-ups (King's most frequent collaborators were JJ Rassler (guitar) and Hugh O'Neill (2) (drums)) for sporadic shows in Boston and New Hampshire, although there were no recordings created at this time, and by the end of the decade the band had pretty much become inactive.

In 1990, King and O'Neill decided to get the band going again and recorded the band's first LP, "Grow Up". Around the same time, The Queers became acquainted with Screeching Weasel, beginning a long-term association between the two bands. After the "Grow Up" LP, King and O'Neill met Chris Barnard, aka B-Face, who would join as the group's bassist and this would constitute the "classic" Queers line-up (although O'Neill would be in and out of the band and the band would generally tour with a second guitarist). The group signed with Lookout! Records in 1993 for the album "Love Songs For The Retarded" (produced by Ben Weasel) and stayed through 1996's "Don't Back Down". After that, the classic line-up split for good, with B-Face quitting due to growing tension between him and Joe and O'Neill being diagnosed with brain cancer (he would pass away in January 1999).

The Queers would continue with Joe recording and touring with an ever-rotating cast of backing musicians. The band jumped to Hopeless Records for 2 LPs and returned to Lookout! in 2002 for one album before departing the label for good, eventually reclaiming all their albums from the label in 2006 due to a lack of royalty payments. The band currently records for Asian Man Records.

In 2001, the original line up of Joe King, Wimpy, and Tulu reunited and recorded and EP under the name "Drunken Cholos".
I Am The Owl
I Am The Owl
Josh Rivera - Guitar & Vocals
Kyle Krueckeberg - Bass & Vocals
Josh Harrelson - Guitar
Corey Hatch - Drums
Bricheros
Bricheros
Roughly around 1996 Riko met Mono back in Peru and joined his band, (Futuro Incierto 1991-Present) Papi always hung around and played with Riko in another band. (Wreck 1996-????) (Suburban Hostage 2003-2008) It wasn’t until 2017 when they decided to keep it simple and go back to the 3 chords, mostly downstrokes and eight notes punk rock to form Bricheros.

“Brichero” - A Peruvian male (or female, brichera) who targets tourists with whom he or she willingly develops an intimate relationship, with the expectation of accompanying the tourist back to the his or her country of origin. (Google definition)

Bricheros released two songs in 2017 and has a record coming out in 2018 “Making our way to the USA” via No Affiliation Records.
Venue Information:
Hodi's Half Note
167 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
http://www.hodishalfnote.com/