Posted in music on April 28, 2010

Murphy's Law @ the Khyber in Philly (via)
Murphys Law

Three men who showed up in full Nazi regalia to a hardcore punk show at an Old City [Philadelphia] bar Friday night were attacked by as many as 50 people on the streets after leaving the venue, according to witnesses and club management.

The headlining band at the Khyber that night was Murphy's Law, led by front man Jimmy G, who formerly went by the moniker Jimmy Gestapo.

In an e-mail to the Daily News, Jimmy G confirmed that some guys had showed up to the concert in "full Nazi field dress."

"And they did get their asses kicked," he wrote. "Again."

Khyber owner Stephen Simons, who was not at the show, said he had been told that the crowd inside "largely ignored and mocked" the three men. But after they exited the club, on 2nd Street near Chestnut, they were attacked by a group of up to 50 people, he said. "I guess being on 2nd Street in SS uniforms on a Friday night is a way to incite a semi-riot," Simons said. [Philadelphia Daily News] (via)

Philebrity points out that there was "a gay-themed DJ night" going on upstairs at the same club too. Awesome.

Murphy's Law will celebrate Jimmy Gestapo's birthday once again on a Rocks Off Concert Cruse this year. Tickets for the August 12th NYC boat show are on sale.

No pictures of the actual incident, but one night after Philly, the band played at Ralph's Diner in Worcester, Mass. Jimmy discussed the incident on stage. And though some people are saying maybe the nazis didn't get beat up, Jimmy says they were bloody (and that he warned them). Video of that below...

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Comments (48)

lulz

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 3:08 PM

as offensive as nazi uniforms are, it is a little short-sighted to beat them up without provocation. i find a lot of ideologies to be deplorable and ignorant but, as pointed out by many others, to oppress another's beliefs just makes you a fascist too. i'm sure they got a big ol' self-righteous kick out of the whole thing but really, who gives a shit...they didn't bring back any dead jews and probably only deepened whatever mis-informed view of the world that these mentally challenged "nazis" held. we all thought SLC punk was a really cool movie in 6th grade, and then we grew up... aaannyway.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 3:18 PM

"yeah, those guys didn't get beat up."

I updated the post with that link, but if you watch the video, Jimmy says he saw them bleeding.

Posted by brooklynvegan | April 28, 2010 3:21 PM

,' to oppress another's beliefs just makes you a fascist too.'

UM, by 'beliefs' you mean the belief of genocide?

are you kidding? So If my belief revolved around the idea that you should be killed, and I wear a shirt that indicates that, you consider it fascist and oppressive to publicly object to that?

A person;s right to believe in something ends when their belief includes murder.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 3:28 PM

NAZI PUNKS FUCK OFF!

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 3:30 PM

Pennsylvania obsession with racial stuff boggles the mind.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 3:31 PM

Ah, good ol' Pennsyltucky and it's good ol' nazis who decide to show up to every good show just to start shit and piss everyone off. They even showed up for Bad Brains. Douches!

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 3:33 PM

If the nazi bastards come to nyc i'll be glad to help kick their asses.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 3:35 PM

Theyre Nazis (well, trying to be). They have no rights. Only the right to get their heads caved in. And it's most definitely not something that is taken lightly in hardcore. They should try to pull that at the Superbowl of Hardcore in a few weeks. See how that works out for them.

Posted by GregBX | April 28, 2010 3:40 PM

were those guys planning on murdering anyone? i didn't read that part of the story i guess. people have been killed in the name of just about any extreme ideology. and nazism is political and economic and yes, almost entirely racist, but you can be a nazi without wanting anyone dead. the idea that you are attacking the ghost of hitler when you beat up nazis is pretty ignorant. these dudes are just assholes, like any other bigot in the country(see the state of arizona right now)...and anyway, "belief in murder" is not your ticket for free violence. people say a lot of dumb things and you can't go reacting like a meathead every time.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 3:43 PM

looking forward to that David Allan Coe show at MHOW.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 3:48 PM

@ 3:18 and 3:43

Take your ACLU nonsense and slap yourself across the face for being such a #&@$&@! idiot!

I agree with foundation of what you say but when a group is based upon ideals of hate and genocide, I feel they deserve exactly what's headed their way!

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 3:58 PM

I'm all for nazi beat downs. The thing is though- i almost appreciate the fact that these guys wear uniforms so you know who to hate. I get the impression that a large % of middle America (I'm looking at you tea-baggers) holds similar views to these "nazis". they just don't wear a uniform during their daily routine, so you would never know.

I'm all for free speech in general, and though I would never phsyically assault anyone, I LOVE it when nazis get what they deserve.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 4:06 PM

you would never assault anyone but you LOVE when it happens?? are you guys all 12 years old? has your "liberal" ideology not gotten passed some knee-jerk bullshit? put your aggro-dicks back in your camo pants and get over the fact that there are nazis in this world; mostly because they know it bothers people. who cares?

Posted by same guy from other long posts | April 28, 2010 4:19 PM

This is a serious blow to the greater-Philadelphia underground Nazi community. All Nazi's and sympathizers should lower their heils to half mast today out of solidarity.

Posted by Dave Mason | April 28, 2010 4:23 PM

^^ haha

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 4:37 PM

My grandfather went to Europe to kill Nazis, thanks to men who made sacrifices like him we won the war. If any aholes want to be Nazis here, I'll be happy to pick up where he left off.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 4:48 PM

i was on the david allan coe rocks off boat back in 2005 i think it was - a david allan coe crowd and a crew of black security guards made for an interesting end of the night - the coe fans were saying ALL SORTS OF SHIT to the security guards - trying to egg them into a fight - i cant believe those guys kept their cool - but they did very pro - that said I cant wait for the coe show too!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 5:27 PM

I'ts not surprising that the black security guards on the boat didn't fight back...they don't know how to swim.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 5:31 PM

"but you can be a nazi without wanting anyone dead."

What? Are you an idiot? That's a completely ridiculous statement.

You may be a current white supremacist without wanting anyone dead, but if you are a jerk that specifically puts on the outfit of a World War 2 era German Nazi officer, you are making a very clear statement that you are identifying with a person from a certain ideology and recreating the look from a certain era that is one hundred percent connected with the process of murder. You can't get around it. Don't try.

"the idea that you are attacking the ghost of hitler when you beat up nazis is pretty ignorant."

The fact that you would say this makes you probably one of the more ignorant people walking the face of the earth. Just a really stupid and clueless comment. When those two buffoons put on their Hitler era 1940's Nazi officer regalia they are intentionally and immediately evoking the ghost of Hitler. That's their intention. Therefore, by attacking them, said attackers are indeed without any question, 'attacking the ghost of Hitler', and every other Nazi that followed him during the War.


" these dudes are just assholes" Wish it were just that simple. Unfortunately it's not. Yes indeed, there's no argument that there two are assholes. But you can't include the word 'just' in there. When two idiots get dressed up like that and walk into a public place they are more than assholes. There are many kinds of behavior that fall into the 'asshole' realm. Something like this goes a bit further.

To just dismiss these guys as just assholes is just too easy and in fact dangerous.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 5:33 PM

Hey Anon 4:06, we don't like you either. Glad to know our stereotypes about each other are equally stupid.

Posted by Middle America | April 28, 2010 5:42 PM

"the idea that you are attacking the ghost of hitler when you beat up nazis is pretty ignorant."

But by putting on the uniforms of the people that followed Hitler at the time of Hitler they are walking incarnations of the ghost of Hitler. When you look at them they want you to think of Hitler, so when you punch them you are punching the representation of someone that followed Hitler, therefore you are socking it to the ghost of Hitler. Very simple really and not ignorant at all. These were not people dressed up in modern neo-nazi clothing, they were wearing costumes that wanted you to specifically think of Hitler.
The fact that you don't get that shows who the ignorant one is.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 5:48 PM

well i guess i'm just ignorant then. hope you guys bring down your fists of all knowing righteousness down all over the world. good v. evil! man, i wish i was on the front lines of the good fight, kicking guys asses whose IQs might even border on handicapped instead of doing something constructive to prevent bigotry on a more lasting level than "caving heads in". just keep beating ass until it all goes away! there can't possibly be a real human being under there who needs help! you are so much better than them! sucks they had shitty parents and bad influences and decided to dress up like a nazi! must mean they "deserve" to die.
go for it dudes....you are true american heroes.

Posted by same guy | April 28, 2010 7:54 PM

murphys law rule, smoke weed drink beer

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 7:55 PM

@3:18. You are nothing more than a fencewalking pussy. That's all. Your whole statement is nothing but a long, drawn out way of saying that you don't have enough balls to confront anyone.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 8:00 PM

People have the right to say or wear whatever they want. And if those beliefs advocate hurting or discriminating against others, they should expect to be hurt.End of story.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 8:02 PM

8:00. you are right. man i am a huge pussy. to think, all those nazis out there just needing some hardcore confrontation! i don't know how you sleep! i bet you don't. i bet youre a nazi crushing superhero. so tough!!

is that what everyone wants for talking shit about nazis in 2010? to feel good about themselves? to feel like big bad righteous tough guys? like i said before, who gives a shit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 8:09 PM

The lesson of the nazi period was if you don't stand up to the inasanity asap you'll be sorry. Containment didn't work.

If I decide to walk through Harlem one night with a KKK sheet outfit, I wouldn't expect to be alive the next morning.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 8:37 PM

nazis have feelings too. as long as they're not stuffing jews into an oven what's the big deal? can't we all get along?

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 9:10 PM

the lesson of the nazi period is that the majority is capable of doing terrible things if no one stands up. In this case the majority were the ones that assaulted the three nazis without repercussions.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 9:12 PM

how were the nazis largely ignored in the club AND largely mocked? a bit of a contradiction there.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 9:19 PM

how many jewish mothers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

oi vey, don't worry, I'll sit here in the dark.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 9:53 PM

assaulting nazis is on a par with assualting animals about to attack you.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 9:55 PM

@9:12pm hitler was at one time the minority, in fact the germans had put him in jail... then the nutjob got out of jail and sucessfully convinced everyone the nazis should become the majority.....a bad econony (sound familiar?) definitely helped.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 10:09 PM

the pope wore that uniform in WW2.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 10:16 PM

QUELL THE NAZI UPRISING! WE MUST STOP THEM OR HITLER WILL RISE FROM THE DEAD AND EAT JEWISH BRAINS!! AAAAHHHHHH! EVERYTHING IS SSOOOO SERIOUS!!!. (read in the voice of kermit the frog).

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 10:20 PM

^^sorry but not funny, i had ancestors who died in the holocaust

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 10:24 PM

not good to stereotype, people. not all nazis are bad. schindler was a good nazi. he saved many jews.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 10:33 PM

My grandfather went to Europe to kill Nazis, thanks to men who made sacrifices like him we won the war. If any aholes want to be Nazis here, I'll be happy to pick up where he left off.

+1

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 11:18 PM

Anyone who thinks kicking Nazi asses is a bad thing is obviously not following the news in this country. I am for free speech, but wearing a Nazi uniform is a provocation meant to intimidate people and start conflicts. I'm as liberal and fucking bleeding heart as anybody out there, but it's possible it's coming down to street fighting and riots in this country. When you let full Nazi regalia slide, you just keep sliding the line of what is unacceptable behavior further and further out there. The growing power of all these anti-Obama fanatics, even if they pretend not to be racist, only expands with every swastika or Confederate flag out there. You're yelling fire in a crowded theater.

Posted by DogsofWar | April 29, 2010 12:58 AM

yeah, white riot!

the summer is here and the time is right for fighting in the street!

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2010 9:56 AM

CRUCIAL BBQ! "yeah i got the bong...give thanks to JAH, rastafari!" jimmy G rules, you all suck.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2010 12:23 PM

"not good to stereotype, people. not all nazis are bad. schindler was a good nazi. he saved many jews."

Oddly phrased comment. Unless this was meant to be humorous, I think this needs to be re-phrased, as there aren't any 'good Nazi's' per say.

Schindler was a Nazi that did good things. But to say he was a good Nazi is a bit of an oximoron.It sounds a little funny. As does 'Not all Nazis are bad."

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2010 1:04 PM

putting on a Nazi uniform in public is an invitation to one of two things... a zeig Heil or a bloody nose.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2010 1:06 PM

I'd like to see a cage match pitting one of these nazis against Goldberg.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2010 2:52 PM

@Anon5:31 - You are a racist asshole!

Posted by blackhat | May 1, 2010 12:49 PM

die!! you jew lovin' pieces of shit

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2012 6:37 PM

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