We had one white power hate rock show in California on Saturday and we have another coming up here in Pennsylvania in less than a month. The hate rock bands have been getting a bit of a free ride of sorts as of late, so perhaps it is high time the ride ends. CORRECTION: Charles Demar of Stormtroop 16 was arrested on drug charges, not for the murder of American Front leader David Lynch. He has only been called a "person of interest" in the murder.
UPDATE, 8/21/12: More bands have been added, and one in particular is of note. Click to learn more. Also, we decided that we are going to let a comment through that came across as a threat to anyone that tries to oppose them. We banned the clown, but his comment shows just what kind of issues any venue owner will have on their hands.
One People's Project
HARRISBURG, PA, Aug. 13--One People's Project, a Philadelhia-based watchdog group that monitors right wing groups and individuals, is alerting all possible venues in the Harrisburg, PA area that the neo-Nazi organization Keystone State "Skinheads" (KSS) host a concert there on Sept 8, 2012.
As has been the case with white supremacist events in general, KSS is keeping their concert location a secret. It is likely that they are using a different name or purpose for booking a venue to dupe them into hosting. Some of these promoters and bands have also in the past successfully encouraged local venues to focus more on the money they will make from such a show and ignore the politics. Charles "Charlie Boots" Demar, the lead singer of Stormtroop 16, who is currently awaiting trial for the murder of the leader of the white supremacist group he was a member of, is seen in a 2009 YouTube video appealing to the workers at the Doll Hut in Anaheim, CA club to continue inviting them to perform there.
On Saturday Aug. 11, a tribute concert to the late Ian Stuart Donaldson of the white power band Skrewdriver was held at a club called the Workshop, 2606 Moore Ave., Ceres, CA. The show featured the band Max Resist, which at one time included Wade Michael Page, the reputed gunman who shot and killed six people in a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek Wisconsin Aug. 5. Promoters concealed the location of the concert until the day of the show.
It is recommended that these venues in the Harrisburg, PA area are particularly mindful of any bookings for Sept. 8, in the event that this unwanted booking might be taking place.
UPDATE 8/21/12: The roster of bands have increased since this posting. The lineup includes:
Fuck Face 88
13 Knots is one of the bands that Wade Michael Page, the shooter at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, played in. They were not on the bill prior to this week. So now we have KSS trying to capitalize off that tragic shooting.