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The Queers announce founding member Scott Gildersleeve (aka Tulu) has passed away

Earlier today, The Queers announced via Facebook that founding bassist/drummer Scott Gildersleeve (who fans of the band know as Tulu) has passed away. Here’s what frontman Joe Queer had to say about Gildersleeve’s passing:

“Scott Gildersleeve aka Tulu passed away a few days ago everybody. Go to Wimpy’s page for more info. Looks like natural causes but we’re not sure. Sucks cos not many of our fans knew him at all. Truly one of the funniest motherfuckers I ever met in my life which is saying something. RIP Tulu.”

And former frontman Wimpy Rutherford made a post of his own, in which he stated that he and Scott recently finished collaborating in the recording of a new album titled Tulu and Wimpy Fly Like a Cucumber and that he still plans on releasing it:

“As many of you now know , my closest friend of my life, and fellow musician Scott Gildersleeve, known to many of you as Tulu, or John Truth, has recently passed away. A huge piece of my soul has been ripped away from me. We had just completed an album together called Tulu and Wimpy Fly Like a Cucumber, and were getting it ready for release. I promise you all that I will make sure that happens soon, as Scott would have wanted me to. I love you Brother! Rest in peace my good friend……And may you stay….Forever Young…”

We’re very sorry for the loss Joe, Wimpy, and all of Tulu’s friends and family have suffered. Stay strong, guys!



The Mr. T Experience officially announce three reunion shows with The Queers

The Mr. T Experience have officially announced they will be reuniting for three shows across California with fellow Lookout! Records alumni The Queers. Dates and locations they will be stopping at can be found below.

Though they never really broke up, MTX have been inactive for roughly a decade, with frontman Dr. Frank focusing primarily on his writing career. The Queers, on the other hand, have been anything but inactive, and will be releasing a split 7″ with Antagonizers ATL this Record Store Day.



The Queers tease California shows with a reunited Mr. T Experience

The Queers will be playing some shows in California this March, and based on a recent post on their Facebook page, it seems The Mr. T Experience will be reuniting to play them as well! More details on the shows, which will take place on March 28th, 28th, and 29th, will be revealed tomorrow.

Though they never really broke up officially, MTX have been inactive for nearly a decade, with frontman Dr. Frank focusing primarily on his writing career. The Queers, on the other hand, have been anything but inactive, and will be releasing a split 7″ with Antagonizers ATL this Record Store Day.



The Queers and Antagonizers ATL to release split 7-inch for Record Store Day

The Queers have announced they will be teaming up with Antagonizers ATL to release a special split 7-inch titled Beyond The Dirty South Valley in honor of this year’s Record Store Day (April 18th).

No word on a tracklist – all we know is the release is being handled by Sexy Baby Records, and one of the three color variants is currently available for pre-order on the label’s webstore.

In addition to this split, The Queers also have plans to release completely re-recorded versions of 1998’s Punk Rock Confidential and 2000’s Beyond The Valley… No official release dates have been set, but we’ll keep you posted.



The Queers and The Dwarves announce November shows

The Queers and The Dwarves have announced a short string of shows they will be playing surrounding their joint appearance at the Riot Fest 10th anniversary celebration in Chicago. All the dates and locations can be found below.

The Queers just released a remixed/remastered version of 1994’s Beat Off through Asian Man Records, and they also have plans to re-record and reissue Beyond The Valley… and Punk Rock Confidential. The Dwarves will be releasing a new 7-inch titled Gentleman Blag on November 25th through Fat Wreck Chords.



The Queers reissue “Beat Off” on vinyl in celebration of its 20th anniversary (fully remixed & remastered!)

Rejoice, old-school pop-punk fans! The Queers have re-released another one of their classic albums on vinyl. This time around it’s their third full-length Beat Off, which was originally released in 1994 through the now-defunct Lookout! Records. In addition to having a fancy new cover (seen above), the 20-year-old record has been completely remixed and remastered by the almighty Mass Giorgini, and it sounds phenomenal!

Head over here to pick up a copy of the LP (limited to 400 copies on black vinyl with a hand-screened sleeve) before they’re all gone. And be sure to thank Mike Park at Asian Man Records for making this possible.

The Queers recently announced plans to re-record and reissue Beyond The Valley… and Punk Rock Confidential. Their latest album Back To The Basement was released in 2010 through Asian Man.



Screeching Weasel, The Queers, The Dwarves and Flatfoot 56 announced for Riot Fest 10th anniversary show

Well lookie here, folks. Riot Fest’s tenth anniversary celebration seems to be a gift that keeps on giving…to native Chicagoans, anyway.

The lineup has just been announced for a new Riot Fest show, set to take place in November at the Concord Music Hall. Headlining the gig will be the one-and-only Screeching Weasel, with support from the equally legendary Dwarves and The Queers, as well as someday-legendary Flatfoot 56. This is apparently Ben Weasel and Company’s last show of the year, so jump on it. Details here.



Live Video: The Queers ft. Richie Ramone at The Roxy (7/20/14)

Live footage is now available from the set of The Queers featuring Richie Ramone on vocals at The Roxy in Hollywood on July 20th, 2014. If you missed this epic show, you can now check it out below. The band invited Richie onstage to play a few Ramones classics in tribute to the late Tommy Ramone.

The Queers’ latest album Back To The Basement was released in 2010 through Asian Man Records. They have since put out limited edition vinyl reissues of a number of their records.

Richie’s latest release was his album Entitled, which came out last October on DC-Jam Records.



Don Giovanni Records owner issues apology to Asian Man and Recess Records

As you may recall, yesterday afternoon Don Giovanni Records owner Joe Steinhardt issued a challenge of sorts to Asian Man Records owner Mike Park and Recess Records owner Todd Congelliere, urging them to disassociate with “sexist, racist, and homophobic punk bands like The Queers and Screeching Weasel.”

Steinhardt, who challenged the labels after Joe Queer made a Facebook post in support of Darren Wilson – the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown Jr. – and Ben Weasel defended Joe from those accusing him of being a racist, has now issued an apology to Mike Park and Todd Congelliere.

You can read his full apology below.



The Queers to re-record “Punk Rock Confidential” and “Beyond The Valley…”

The Queers are currently re-recording 2000’s Beyond The Valley… and they have plans to do the same with 1998’s Punk Rock Confidential and release it alongside a DVD of the recording session. Frontman Joe Queer says the band’s doing this because there’s no other way to re-release the albums they put out on Hopeless Records:

We’re re-recording Beyond The Valley and Punk Rock Confidential. BTV is almost done. Asian Man’s releasing it. We haven’t been paid a penny by Hopeless in 15. They say we owe them 5k after all this time. Total ripoff. So we said fuck it. We’re doing a DVD of the PRC session which will happen in a few months. BTV is way better than the original already.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the re-recorded versions of Punk Rock Confidential and Beyond The Valley… come to light. The Queers’ latest album Back To The Basement was released in 2010 through Asian Man Records. They have since put out limited edition vinyl reissues of a number of their records.



Ben Weasel and Todd Congelliere respond to ‘challenge’ from Don Giovanni Records

Screeching Weasel frontman Ben Weasel and Recess Records owner Todd Congelliere have responded to Don Giovanni Records challenging Recess and Asian Man Records to disassociate with “sexist, racist, and homophobic punk bands like The Queers and Screeching Weasel.”

Both Ben and Todd’s responses can be read below.

For those who aren’t in the know, this all started when Queers frontman Joe Queer made a Facebook post in support of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown Jr. While many commented accusing Joe of being a racist, Ben Weasel defended him.



Watch “Turn-On, Tune-In, Lookout!” DVD in full (The Queers, Mr. T Experience, Squirtgun)

Someone has uploaded the entire “Turn-On, Tune-In, Lookout” video compilation DVD. It features music videos from The Queers, Mr T ExperienceSquirtgun and more.

You can watch it below.



Video: The Queers play “Kicked Out Of The Webelos” and “White Minority” with Blag Dahlia

It seems Richie Ramone wasn’t the only punk legend to join The Queers on stage during their recent show at The Roxy!

Felony Records has posted a sweet multi-cam video of Blag Dahlia from The Dwarves taking over on lead vocals for “Kicked Out Of The Webelos” and Black Flag’s “White Minority.”

Check the video out below.



Video: The Queers play a few Ramones classics with Richie Ramone

During The Queers‘ recent show at The Roxy, the band invited Richie Ramone onstage to play a few Ramones classics in tribute to the late Tommy Ramone.

Check out a video of Richie taking over on lead vocals for “I Just Want To Have Something To Do,” “Smash You,” and “Somebody Put Something In My Drink” below.



Video Interview: Joe Queer discusses The Queers’ career, sobriety & staying humble

Scenes from the Underground caught up with Joe Queer after a show The Queers played in Arizona on their recent tour with The Dwarves, Masked Intruder, and The Atom Age to discuss his band’s long career, sobriety, and the importance of staying humble.

You can check watch the full video interview below.

The Queers’ latest album Back To The Basement was released in 2010 through Asian Man Records. They have since put out limited edition vinyl reissues of a number of their records.