Pride Month is right around the corner, and while multinational corporations are beginning to clean eleven months’ worth of dust off of their rainbow logos, Bay Area band Middle-Aged Queers is dropping a new track. “This Song Is Sponsored By Absolut Vodka,” offers a sardonic critique of the commercialization of LGBTQ+ Pride Month. The single was originally released on a benefit vinyl compilation, Punk Rock Saves Lives…the Album! Vol. II.
This release kicks off a string of tour dates for Middle-Aged Queers, culminating in their first-ever string of — mostly all-ages — shows in the Pacific Northwest. Along the way they’ll open for punk-soul legends the BellRays at an Oakland venue recently overhauled by art film icon John Waters, play Seattle’s storied all-ages venue the Vera Project, and share the stage for Christian punks Ninety Pound Wuss’s first appearance in 23 years.
Stream “This Song Is Sponsored By Absolut Vodka” below and keep checking back for more from Middle-Aged Queers!
May 28, 2023
|Las Vegas, NV||Hogs & Heifers (Punk Rock Saves Lives Benefit at Punk Rock Bowling)|
Jun 28, 2023
|Oakland, CA||Thee Stork Club with the BellRays|
Jul 20, 2023
|Santa Cruz, CA||The Catalyst Club Atrium with the Last Gang|
Jul 26, 2023
|Medford, OR||Johnny B’s with Another Anthem and Hard To Market|
Jul 27, 2023
|Olympia, WA||Le Voyeur with Jay Levy & The, Mateo Campos, and Addalemon|
Jul 28, 2023
|Seattle, WA||The Vera Project with Mr. Dinkles and Trash Sound Conglomerate|
Jul 29, 2023
|Bremerton, WA||The Tracyton Theater with Ninety Pound Wuss and The Fibs|
Jul 30, 2023
|Portland, OR||Honey Latte Cafe with Rawt, Creature Party, Pretending, Edd Party, and Simian|
Aug 19, 2023
|Reno, NV||The BlueBird / Rock Against Racism show with Tsunami Bomb, the Homobiles, and Slutzville|