The Queers is a punk band. It was formed by Joe King (also known as Joe Queer) in 1982 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Since the band was formed, it undergo several changes in their line which Joe Queer remains the original member. The band consist of Joe Queer - lead vocals, guitar (1982–1984, 1990–present), Dangerous Dave - bass, keyboards, vocals (1998–2002, 2007–present), Lurch Nobody - drums, percussion, vocals (2000–2001, 2008–present). Allegedly, the name 'Queers' was used to poke fun at the "Art Fag" community in New Hampshire. The band originally disbanded in 1984, but reunited with Joe Queer and a new member in 1990. In that year, the band signed with Shakin' Street Records and they released their first album "Grow Up". With the album the band earned dishonor within New England, but when they release their next album in 1993 "Love Songs for the Retarded" on Lookout! Records, their fans grew bigger.
In 2006, after they released six albums on Lookout Records, the band withdraw their rights from the label, cites the breach of contract over unpaid royalties. Later in that year they signed with Asian Man Records. The Queers play "Ramones-core" (a Ramones-derived style of pop punk)