The Queers are getting ready to head out on tour this September with the Independents. Drummer Matt Drastic won't join the band on tour as he'll be busy working in Nashville's Drastic Sounds studio. For the first two weeks of the tour Lurch Nobody will be drumming for the band, to be followed by Ryan from The Atom Age. Ryan last drummed for the band on their "The Hard Ons" tour.

Joe is also setting up a new recording studio where The Queers plan to record for a 2009 release. Before that the site will launch with Ottawa's The Riptides.
Ok so the studio... it's called The Electric Cave and it's in Portsmouth, NH. Jim Tierney our old pal from out here who worked on Beyond The Valley and More Bounce to the Ounce and the Today ep among other things opened it a few years ago. I bullied him into letting me come in there with all my gear so we've joined forces so we can start producing bands again. We used to work together all the time here in Portsmouth on various demos and comp tracks and shit so we go way back to the Hubie/Bface days. It's a cool room and we've added tons of gear as well as 2 tape machines as I am a staunch believer in analog (tape) and am pretty much anti protools (shit). So The Mighty Riptides will kick things off and we already have a bunch of bands coming in so I's all excited. Just axe me 'n I'll tells ya. (I'm using Atlantaspeak here-a largely unintelligible form of the English language.One more thing I won't miss from Atlanta. God I hated that fucking place.) I love producing so if you wanna cool studio to record in email me here or our website. We'll be updating a myspace page Jim has going as we start working more. The Bugs-featuring our favorite bassist-(from San Diego that is) Dangerous Dave Swain will be coming in next year for their new album. So if it's cool enough for The Riptides and Bugs then it's cool enough for you my friends. We will be recording our next album-I already have the name but I'm not telling any of you guys yet-we'll be recording the new album early next year. Asian Man tells us May or June is a good release time so yeah about 6 months we'll have it out. I am going to do more punky stuff this time around by the way.
The band released Munki Brain in 2007.


The Queers / The Independents
DATE TIME VENUE CITY
11 Sep 2008 20:00 Jackrabbits Jacksonville, Florida
12 Sep 2008 21:00 The Social Orlando, Florida
13 Sep 2008 20:00 Churchills Miami, Florida
14 Sep 2008 19:00 Sarasota VFW Sarasota, Florida
15 Sep 2008 19:00 Orpheum Tampa, Florida
16 Sep 2008 20:30 Coasters Ft.Walton Beach, Florida
18 Sep 2008 20:00 Walters Houston, Texas
19 Sep 2008 20:00 House of Rock and Roll Corpus Christi, Texas
20 Sep 2008 19:30 Rock Bottom San Antonio, Texas
21 Sep 2008 20:00 Red Seven Austin, Texas
22 Sep 2008 22:00 Double Wide Dallas, Texas
23 Sep 2008 21:00 Hi Tone Memphis, Tennessee
24 Sep 2008 17:30 American Legion Hall Paducah, Kentucky
25 Sep 2008 21:00 JJ's Bohemia Chattanooga, Tennessee
26 Sep 2008 20:00 Hi Note Birmingham, Alabama
27 Sep 2008 21:30 The Earl Atlanta, Georgia
28 Sep 2008 19:00 New Brooklyn Tavern West Columbia, South Carolina
29 Sep 2008 19:00 Alley Cat Charlotte, North Carolina
30 Sep 2008 19:30 Jewish Mother Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 Oct 2008 20:00 Belvederes Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 Oct 2008 19:00 Miss Q's Ft. Wayne, Indiana
3 Oct 2008 20:00 Locals Only Indianapolis, Indiana
4 Oct 2008 19:00 Uncle Pleasants Louisville, Kentucky
5 Oct 2008 19:00 IMC Champaign, Illinois