Monthly Archives: September 2012

Racist/Sexist/Homophobic/Xenophobic/Total Asshole Band One Life Crew to Play East Coast Tsunami Fest

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East Coast Tsunami fest is a 2 day hardcore festival taking place September 28th and 29th in Reading, PA at a venue called Reverb:

1402 N. 9th Street, Reading PA – 610-743-3069

The lineup of the Tsunami fest includes several classic hardcore bands such as Agnostic Front, Cro-Mags, and D.R.I., many of whom are Anti-Racist and Anti-Fascist bands.
One band on the lineup is quite the opposite of that, though.

One Life Crew is a Cleveland-based band with a long and (self) celebrated (though sometimes inconsistent) history of racism, sexism, and homophobia. Their first album contained a track called “Pure Disgust,” which was racist vitrol against hispanic immigrants.

At The 1996 Cleveland Hardcore Fest, a member of One Life Crew attacked a kid for giving them the finger during “pure disgust.”  It devolved into a big brawl and the band was dropped from Victory Records.

Upset with Victory’s decision, two prank phone calls made by Chubby Fresh were recorded and subsequently released on the internet. The calls were placed to members of Victory Records’ most popular bands at the time, Earth Crisis and Snapcase.

One of the calls leaves no doubt as to where OLC stands on racism and homophobia.

One Life Crew also put out a split with Empire Falls, a Nazi hardcore band that has played several shows for Pennsylvania Nazi crew The Keystone State Skinheads.

A few years ago OLC was booked to play a reunion show at the First Unitarian Church in Philly. Philly Anti-Racist Action was able to get the church to cancel the show, but it was moved to another venue at the last minute.  The show was attended by several Nazis, who make up a large portion of the band’s fan base.

Anyone planning on attending Tsunami Fest should be on the lookout for Nazis, and if you agree with us that a band like OLC has no business sharing the stage with the likes of Madball and the Causalities, call the venue and tell them so.

KSS Show Goes On/Tinley Park 5 Benefit a Success/Bryan Bradley Memorial Benefit Cancelled

Ok, the bad news first.
As reported by One People’s Project, KSS was able to put on their White Power show in Lebanon, PA.  This is (at least) the fourth time the same volunteer fire department has hosted an event by KSS in the past several years.  Word is out in Lebanon, so let’s hope some local people mobilize against them for this.

Now, the good news.

The Tinley Park 5 Benefit was a big success.  Thanks to everyone for coming out and helping us raise about 500 dollars for the TP5.  This doesn’t even scratch the surface of their bails, but it will make their time in jail a lot more tolerable by allowing them access to better food and the ability to make phone calls.

There was some unwanted attention from Philly PD early in the evening.  Apparently the cops were there to “protect us” because of some “threats” against the show.  Thanks but no thanks.  Anyway, the threats never materialized and the show went off without a hitch.

Special thanks to all the groups that tabled the show and especially all the bands that played.  Check out this video of Erik Petersen covering Chumbawamba’s “The Day The Nazi Died,” a favorite of us here at Philly Antifa.

Finally,
Again coming from OPP:

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—A Sept. 16 benefit event at the Golden Nugget Casino that promoters said was to raise money for the families of injured and fallen workers, but was done in the name of the late founder of the largest and most violent neo-Nazi gangs in the state has been canceled.

“Sorry to have to announce this event will not be happening,” Butch Bradley, a stand up comedian and brother of Atlantic City “Skinheads” (ACS) founder Bryan Bradley posted on the Facebook page he set up for the event which was to benefit The Bryan P. Bradley Foundation for Fallen and Injured Workers. “Too many schedule conflicts in order to do this right I’m going to have to take more time. Thank you all for your support and understanding.”
Despite attempts to blame the cancellation on “scheduling conflicts,” the announcement to cancel came after several attempts by Butch Bradley to get OPP to take down their articles about his brother and the event, and there has been no word about a rescheduled event.

So, all in all, not a bad week to be Antifa.