The Queers Play Fubar Lounge; No Metalheads Beat Anyone Up

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The Queers played a rambunctiously fun set at Fubar last night.
The Queers w/ The Manges, Bass Amp & Dan-O, and The Haddonfields
Fubar (Lounge side)
January 6, 2013

Pop-punk is not dead, and not just because of that stupid patch that Chad Gilbert from New Found Glory started showing off on tour last year - this show was a hell of a goofy fun time. Some of St. Louis' drunkest punks showed up to Fubar on a mission to pogo, stumble, and drink the place dry.

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Upon arriving at Fubar, I realized there was a metal fest going on on the other part of the venue. This totally separate event included a ton of bands: Fister, Bastard (the ex-members of Harkonin one, not the Japanese hardcore band), Lords of the Drunken Pirate Crew (who I only mention because they were all in full Jack Sparrow regalia...the whole night) and a bunch of others. I bring this up because of the tiny shred of bad blood that historically exists between punks and metalheads. As I sat around waiting for the Queers show to begin, I kept secretly hoping the long hairs would burst in at any second and beat down the green hairs, but I kind of like to watch the world burn.

As this somewhat-antiquated "that punk shit belongs on mars, man" sentiment echoed through my brain, I looked around and noticed how full the room had gotten before the first band played. This was a well-attended event by every comic book stereotype depiction of rock & roll subculture: Old leather jacket punks, scrawny young Tumblr kids and drunk punk lunatics were all well-represented. I looked at the line-up and thought "Cool, but not real diverse." It makes sense that all the colored-hair folks would show up when every band on the bill is pretty Ramones-derivative, but I suppose one could argue that every punk band is. The by-the-numbers line-up didn't take away from the show at all, but still a part of me kind of wished this show could have just been merged with the neighboring metal one just to let the bloodbath in my imagination actually ensue.

Flash to 8:15 (a punk show in St. Louis, starting on time? What is this sorcery?): I dodged arms and about-to-spill-over beer cups, making my way to the front of the lounge as the Haddonfields started the night off. The locals played a great, tight set of pop-punk that fit in perfectly at this show - it was almost as if the band members had kidnapped the usual crowd and drunk, chaotic atmosphere of a night at Lemmon's and turned it loose inside of Fubar. The Haddonfields' set was tight and concise and served well to set up the "Who gives a shit? Let's party!" mood that would permeate the rest the of the night.

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3108 Locust St, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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The Queers? Well, sure. Bass Amp and Dan-O? Ok, kids, it's time to stop recycling your grandparents music and get your own style. At least they sound better on their own than with that crap bag Reuter.


Of course no metalheads beat up anybody. They're wussbags

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