Concert Review: The Queers at the Jackpot

The Queers show at the Jackpot was a little light. Light in attendance, light in original material — just pretty much a lightweight show all around. Now, it’s not as if pop-punk is plunging the depths of human experience for lyrical content. There were more than a few songs about girls Friday night.

Still, the Queers were touring with yet another drummer, meaning they’re not exactly long on material. Their drummer on this tour is Dusty Watson of Agent Orange, which is cool as fuck, but the Queers were limited to the songs he’d learned. Everyone got to hear the hits: “Ursula Finally Has Tits,” “Yeah, Well, Whatever,” “Kicked Out of the Webelos,” et al. However, their were four covers: “The Kids Are Alright,” “Wipeout,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio,” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” For a touring band, with nearly twenty years’ worth of back catalog, that’s a little much. The kids were down with it, but when a full fifth of a standard-bearer band’s set is covers, you can’t help but wonder if that’s why there were only 40 or 50 kids there on a Friday night, rather than the LHS vs. Free State varsity football game.

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