Guys Show Up At Khyber In Nazi Regalia On A Friday Night, And It Goes Exactly How You Think It Would

They got their asses kicked! Three gents showed up, in uniforms and everything, at the Murphy’s Law show on Friday night at the Khyber — where a gay-themed DJ night was upstairs, natch — and chaos ensued. It’s ironic (and probably worth noting in particular) that it was a Murphy’s Law show, as the band has played fast and loose with skinhead imagery since their first album and have a singer called Jimmy G, which is short for, er, gestapo. Jimmy of course had a quote ready about how they’re not Nazi sympathizers and all, proving that, in the hardcore world, if you like, this is a game you can pretty much play forever. And they say punk’s not dead.

  • Timo

    Reminds me of the time Rick D. booked Cisco Jeeters on the same night as the scooter rally at Tritone. It was something stright out of Quadrophenia.

  • friendlynerd

    So I guess the boycott is over now that you’re liking to philly.com again?

  • tips

    We’ve linked to the Daily News throughout, friendly.

  • bmurray

    @Timo: So the scooter kids were the Nazis?

  • friendlynerd

    @tips: Oops, my mistake. Kneejerk philly.com=inquirer reaction.

  • http://markskull.blogspot.com/ Larry

    Not in defense of the Nazi’s, BUT:

    Real quick, other than being dressed as Nazi’s, did these guys actually DO anything before getting their asses kicked? Or was it more like, “Hey! They’re dressed like Nazi’s! Lets get ‘em!” Because while we may not like Nazi’s… that doesn’t exactly mean you get to hurt them. If that was the case, I think Hipsters would be getting regular beatdowns.

    My 2 cents…

  • bmurray

  • http://exquisiteboredom.tumblr.com/ ExBoredom

    Fuck you, Larry.

  • Black (jack) Taco the Eviscerator!

    Larry, that was the stupidest thing ever written on this blog. Philebrity can stop now. The depths have been plumbed.

  • http://markskull.blogspot.com/ Larry

    Look, I’m not taking their side here. I’m chuckling with the rest of you that they got their butts kicked.

    I’m playing devil’s advocate here. Did they actually do anything to agitate someone (I.E. start pushing people around)? I spoke with a few people and the sentiment was that by dressing like that they were provoking some sort of response, which is true.

    At the same time, I’m also a firm believer in the First Amendment which protects freedom of expression, even if you don’t agree with it. I have to deal with racist pricks every single day that I don’t agree with, but just because they’re preaching hate doesn’t mean you get the right to hurt them.

    I don’t like Neo-Nazi’s, I don’t like racists, but I’m just asking, did they actually do anything to really warrant this? Isn’t hurting someone, anyone, just because of how they look or their ideology, right?

    Although I’m laughing at the fact alone that someone took their hats.