Discussion about conservative and libertarian punk bands at Reason

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Discussion about conservative and libertarian punk bands at Reason

  • Rebecca Lau

    A Brief History of Conservative and Libertarian Punk Rock

    A pretty interesting discussion…. despite living in the SF Bay Area most of my friends in “the scene” are into straight edge hardcore, which is a sub-sub genre that has a reputation for being conservative (which isn’t true, for example, Refused were socialist and vegan straight edge).

    The only current “conservative” band I can think of is Defeater. And I don’t think they are even conservative. They just got that label because they like singing songs about war and donating money to veterans. I have no idea what they believe in politically.

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  • Andrew Walker

    Not a band, but in SoCal there is a popular punk rock dive called Johnny’s Saloon that takes a “conservative” tone in a “support the troops” way. They got in a fight with the Huntington Beach local government — local bureaucrats wanted to make them take down their “Thank A Veteran for Your Freedom” sign that’s on their roof. Got lots of coverage on Fox News and other such places. Great bar.

    https://www.facebook.com/JohnnysSaloon

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    Dan Rice

    I’m a punk from Huntington Beach and I hate Johnny’s.  I call it a “pseudo punk rock bar”.  They wouldn’t let me in because I had an expired I.D., I was clearly over 21, full beard and receding hairline.  They were just following statist laws.

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