/ The Queers / Dan Vapid & The Cheats
Friday, Aug 23, 2013 8:00 PM CDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
- Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 12:00 AM CDT
Reggie's Rock Club, Chicago, IL
17 years and over
Careening wildly from garage punk to hardcore, from hip hop to bubble gum pop, from art rock to sheer noise, the Dwarves' new album The Dwarves Must Die takes a gut wrenching journey through the dark heart of American music to the dirty soul that lies beneath. Notorious for their ferocious live performances spanning over two decades, the Dwarves tour the world in support of The Dwarves Must Die. In this age of prepackaged punk and ready-made rebellion, the Dwarves remain fiercely independent and unrepentant to the end.
We've been playing music and touring all over the world for almost 30 years now. We released a few records for Lookout! Records in the early 90s and then had a terrible stint with Hopeless in the late 90s. I don't think they wanna see us and we definitely don't wanna see them. Then we released one more record with Lookout! but afterwards switched to our favorite record label we've ever had, Asian Man Records. All this while touring a bunch. We'll see you soon, we're The Queers.
Dan Vapid & the Cheats is an exciting new Chicago punk rock quartet, formed several months after The Methadones’ breakup and fronted by the legendary Dan Vapid of Screeching Weasel, Riverdales, Methadones, Sludgeworth, Noise By Numbers, Mopes and Queers fame. The lineup features Dan Vapid (vocals/guitar), Mike Byrne (ex-Methadones/guitar), Simon Lamb (ex-Screeching Weasel/bass) and Mike Soucy (The Bomb/ex-Methadones/drums). After friends and fans from all over the world urged Vapid, he took to the stage May 27th at Chicago’s Cobra Lounge, performing a variety of songs he wrote in the last 20 years. The crowd had an overwhelmingly positive reaction and Dan Vapid & the Cheats had a ton of fun playing the songs. Originally meant to be a one-off show, Dan Vapid and the Cheats were born and have since been planning more shows.