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.
|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||JJâs 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 Qâs||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|