The Queers (POP PUNK) @ The Hideout

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++ The Queers ++
The Queers play a Ramones/Beach Boys style of pop punk with songs about girls and beer.

The Queers are a punk rock 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, who have produced songs such as "Can't Stop Farting", "Born To Do Dishes", and "I Can'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. 

Straight outa Rikers. Straight outa Cook County, straight outa that prison in Louisiana that everyone says is horrible, but I can't be bothered to Google, it's MASKED INTRUDER, four melodious felons in ski masks with rap sheets, matching converse and some of the catchiest tunes this side of Johnny Cash, Live in Folsom Prison, and they're coming at you with their second full length, the semi eponymously titled M.I., scheduled to break out on Fat Wreck Chords on May 27, 2014. 
Some say they hail from Wisconsin, some say their accents on stage betray a New Jersey heritage and some people think they're just Chixdiggit in disguise, but one thing's for sure, Blue and the gang have been crafting some of the sweetest pop-punk gems about breaking and entering, stalking, and muggings that you've ever heard. Not many grown men in ski masks can claim to be the very favorite band of Fat Mike's daughter, for example (not many men in ski masks should be around children at all) but that's what makes Masked Intruder so special. They're more than a gimmick. They've got chops. They're weird, kinda arty, fairly goofy, vaguely dumb, relentlessly smart and they appeal to pretty much everyone, from their fellow hardened criminals to little girls and everyone in between. 

Pop-punk outfit Direct Hit started out as a side project for Nick Woods of Madison-Milwaukee band The Box Social. But when the Social broke up last year, Woods decided to devote more attention to Direct Hit, carrying on with the rambunctious guitar rock of his former band. The group has already released two digital EPs called 1 and 2, and plans to follow up with 3 in fall and 4 and 5 in winter. Woods likens the gradual roll out of new material to comic books, “but with more flagrant self-promotion.” Actually, the comic-book comparison is spot-on for a band bursting with color and youthful exuberance.- Decider/Milwaukee

++ The Ridgways ++
pop/punk from Omaha 

All Ages Show • 8 PM • $12 advance / $15 at the door

Lookout Lounge

(402) 391-2554

Arguably Omaha's best small venue for music, you'll find it all at The Lookout Lounge. The stage room is set up so every...