March 7, at The Hideout, 320 S. 72nd St., 8 p.m. Tickets are $12-$15. www.facebook.com/The-Hideout-Omaha
The Scoop: 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.