The Dickies & The Queers Live in Concert

Borderline Presents

The Dickies & The Queers Live in Concert

Bad Samaritans

Fri, March 30, 2018

7:30 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$17.00

This event is all ages

The Dickies
The Dickies
They were the first L.A. punk rock band to score a major label deal, the first to go to Europe, the first to go insane, and more-or-less the only known survivors from the first wave of punk pioneers. The Dickies have done it all and more and lived to laugh about it.

Their uplifting, (some would say zany) pure punk, melodic-pop style has remained in tact for over twenty years!
Ever since the break-up of the Ramones, the Dickies hold the title of being the oldest active punk band in the land. These guys have released records and played punk shows in FOUR different decades. Yowzers! The band's epic career is matched only by their wacky high-octane live performances. With Stan Lee's buzzsaw guitar and frontman Leonard's demented dance moves, the Dickies remain as one of the most rockin' bands around today.

No fire-breathing or acrobatic posturing for these veterans; Leonard's repertoire consists of inflatable dolls, scuba gear, and a large penis puppet named Stewart. Now that's entertainment!

The story of how the Dickies came to be on Fat Wreck Chords is a modern-day punk rock fable of fate. Fat Wreck prez Fat Mike got his portly paws on a four song demo in 1996 and contacted the Dickies in hopes of releasing a full length. Upon receiving the first call from Fat Mike, Stan had this to say: "Who?" Stan then called up Leonard in hopes that he could enlighten him about this mythical Fat recording company. Leonard responded in kind with a "Fat what?" Someone in the Dickies camp knew what's what however, and encouraged the band to work with Fat Mike. So not long after Stan explained to Mike that they "have a whole record worth of shit." Now you may be wondering why it is that the full length was not released until 2001. Well folks, Stan lied. But hey, all's well that ends well!

Their legacy of recorded works (ahem, trying not to get too carried away here) includes the groundbreaking (sure, why not?) Incredibly Shrinking Dickies, the sophomore(ic) Dawn of the Dickies, the indie-punk classic Stukas Over Disneyland, the prophetic Second Coming, the EP built around their theme song to the cult-hit movie Killer Klowns from Outer Space, and the long player Idjit Savant. Then came Dogs From the Hare That Bit Us, an all-covers collection. It was in 1996 that the Dickies met up with Fat Mike and agreed to release the 7″, My Pop the Cop on Fat Wreck Chords. This led to the inevitable release of their latest and greatest full length, All This And Puppet Stew.

It is reasonably safe to say that the Dickies are perennial favorites the world over, adored by fans ranging from grizzled geez-punks to kids not yet born when the Dickies were first incredibly shrinking.

The release of All This And Puppet Stew will surely breathe some life into the lungs of the Dickies and the punk scene. These furious fogeys may be old, but they tour like young'uns! They can still pull full U.S. tours and have been to both Europe and Japan in the last year. Catch the Dickies on tour and in your pants soon, and be on the look out for Leonard and his maniacal stage props!
The Queers
The Queers
The Queers are punk rock band formed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1982. Their sound is heavily influenced by the Ramones and '60s bubblegum pop and their songs often feature humorous and juvenile lyrics. The original line up consisted of Joe King (2) (Vocals/Guitar), Tulu (2) (Vocals/Bass), and Wimpy (2) Rutherford (Drums). The band released one 7" EP with this line up. In 1984, the band released a second 7", this time with Tulu on drums, Wimpy singing, and Keith Hages playing bass. The band split shortly afterwards but Joe would occasionally use the name throughout the '80s, playing with various line-ups (King's most frequent collaborators were JJ Rassler (guitar) and Hugh O'Neill (2) (drums)) for sporadic shows in Boston and New Hampshire, although there were no recordings created at this time, and by the end of the decade the band had pretty much become inactive.

In 1990, King and O'Neill decided to get the band going again and recorded the band's first LP, "Grow Up". Around the same time, The Queers became acquainted with Screeching Weasel, beginning a long-term association between the two bands. After the "Grow Up" LP, King and O'Neill met Chris Barnard, aka B-Face, who would join as the group's bassist and this would constitute the "classic" Queers line-up (although O'Neill would be in and out of the band and the band would generally tour with a second guitarist). The group signed with Lookout! Records in 1993 for the album "Love Songs For The Retarded" (produced by Ben Weasel) and stayed through 1996's "Don't Back Down". After that, the classic line-up split for good, with B-Face quitting due to growing tension between him and Joe and O'Neill being diagnosed with brain cancer (he would pass away in January 1999).

The Queers would continue with Joe recording and touring with an ever-rotating cast of backing musicians. The band jumped to Hopeless Records for 2 LPs and returned to Lookout! in 2002 for one album before departing the label for good, eventually reclaiming all their albums from the label in 2006 due to a lack of royalty payments. The band currently records for Asian Man Records.

In 2001, the original line up of Joe King, Wimpy, and Tulu reunited and recorded and EP under the name "Drunken Cholos".
Bad Samaritans
Bad Samaritans
Horhay
Eric
Jody
Kile

Live Fast, Die Stupid 7"
OUCH!!!
Dead From Dying
RE_GUR_GI_TATE
Venue Information:
Borderline Bar and Grill
99 Rolling Oaks Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA, 91361
http://www.borderlinebarandgrill.com