Yipes! was an American rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Bandmembers McCurdy, Hoffmann, and Strand had been playing together since 1971, but formed Yipes! in 1977 after the addition of Freese and Bartel. After winning a battle of the bands contest, the group submitted a demo tape to Millennium Records, which signed the group. Their debut, self-titled album was issued in 1979, and a follow-up release appeared in 1980. During this time Yipes! opened for Cheap Trick, Foreigner, Kansas, and Jefferson Starship. The band was dropped from their label in 1981 and disbanded soon after.
In 2013, the group reunited to play at the Wisconsin Area Music Industry awards, and was inducted into their Hall of Fame. On May 16th, 2015 Yipes! played their second show in 34 years at First Avenue in Minneapolis as part of a reunion/tribute show to the famed, but long closed Minneapolis punk bar, Jay's Longhorn.
Pat McCurdy - vocals,
Andy Bartel - guitar,
Mike Hoffmann - guitar,
Pete Strand - bass,
Teddy Freese - drums
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