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MDC (acoustic) with The Elected Officials
November 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
MDC (Millions of Dead Cops) is an American hardcore punk band formed in Austin, Texas in 1979. The band was subsequently based in San Francisco, California, and are currently based in Portland, Oregon. Originally formed as The Stains before changing their name, the band also changed their name to a different initialism of MDC with every new record released. They play fast hardcore punk music espousing far-left sociopolitical ideals, with singer Dave Dictor expressing his animal rights, gay rights, transgender rights, pro-racial equality and anti-capitalist convictions.
“The Elected Officials are a brash, potent, hectic and fervent anarcho-political force with members culled from over a dozen bands…..their typical targets are not just the machinations and madness of greedy, toxic corporations, consumer society, and not-so-hallow religion they also focus on everyday DIY efforts to rebuild the future based on both resistance and participation……In Trumpian times, when sides have been polarized, moods darkened, and lurking violence potentially possible around every comment and glare, the band harnesses discontent, hooks some humor into it, and places it into a global vision of a people struggling for change, like an actual thousand points of light emitting a sound track of punk that extends well beyond borders and fears. It is the sound of empowerment unfolding.”
–David Ensiminger (Razorcake Magazine)