Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
Friday October 14
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
••• 21 AND OVER
$20 in advance / $25 at the door
The Queers 40th Anniversary
The Venomous Pinks
riot girl street punk
Year Of The Fist
rock & roll punk rock
Joe Queer - Guitars/Vocals
Cheeto - Bass/Vocals
Hoglog - Drums
-from Portsmouth, NH
-The Queers are a pop-punk/punk rock band from Portsmouth, 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, who have produced songs such as "Can't Stop Farting", "Born To Do Dishes", and "I Didn't Get Invited To The Prom" in their own Ramones-esque style.
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 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.
The Venomous Pinks
Drea Doll - guitar/vocals
Gaby Kaos - bass/vocals
Cassie Jalilie - drums
-from Phoenix, AZ
-If members of Bikini Kill and TSOL musically collided in a Russ Myer movie, the soundtrack scoring the scene would be orchestrated by The Venomous Pinks. Hailing from Mesa, Arizona the three-piece trio creates an unapologetically, uniquely addictive, in-your-face punk sound, that instantly makes the soul hurt so good, you can’t help but yearn for more.
Newly signed to SBÄM Records, music is the religion they worship, and their church is the road. Having formed in 2012, they have blasted their way from the garage and into the spotlight, shredding the stage with some of punk rock’s finest bands, such as: Bad Religion, Iggy Pop, Anti-Flag, The Bouncing Souls, just to name a few. Even though they have been touring all over the country, they have street cred to back them since their loyalty to their local roots runs deep.
Bands we’ve opened for: Bad Religion, Agnostic Front, The Bouncing Souls, OFF!, The Interrupters, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Agent Orange, Anti-Flag, Teenage Bottlerocket, Masked Intruder, Authority Zero, The Lawrence Arms.
Year Of The Fist
-from San Francisco, CA
-Year Of The Fist reaches from Oakland, California where there has been no shortage of great musicians and bands to play with or catch live on any night of the week. In 2011 these four friends found themselves in a position to play in the same band instead of different ones. Together their musical backgrounds span all genres, but all have the love for rock and roll. This has led them to open for a wide spectrum of acts such as L7, Save Ferris, Iron Chic, 88 Fingers Louie, The Vibrators, Legendary Shack Shakers and Zeke to name a few. With 8 years under their belt as a band, Year Of The Fist has released two full length albums along with one EP, toured regionally and internationally and released several music videos with no end in sight. From the studio to the stage Year of the Fist comes out swinging.
"Oakland’s Year Of The Fist maintain an amount of screamed vocals and pissed-off lyrics to warrant the label of punk, to say nothing of their crushing riffs." - RazorCake
“Year of the Fist pumped up the crowd, hair was flying all over the stage and the rebellious pitch perfect sound of lead singer Squeaky mixed with heavy guitar reminded us all what rock ‘n’ roll is all about. Year of the Fist is all about rock n roll, through and through. - SF Sonic