Strange Matter & Vinyl Conflict Record Store Presents...


The Elected Officials, Cult of Frost, Lipid

Fri, September 28, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

VINYL CONFLICT and STRANGE MATTER are happy to team up to bring you yet another classic 35+ year running, legendary hardcore punk act, the mighty M.D.C.!! No matter the administration, MILLIONS OF DEAD COPS, Millions of Damn Christians, Millions of Dead Capitalists, Millions of Dead Congressmen, Missile Destroyed Civilization, Multi-Death Corporation, Male Dominated Culture, Marine Death Corps, Magnus Dominus Corpus or as they've rebranded, MILLIONS OF DECEIVED CITIZENS, their brand of political hardcore can't help but stay relevant. This whole show is jam packed with their tourmates, TX/NM political punks THE ELECTED OFFICIALS, local freak-beat freaky boys LIPID and the icing on the cake, Columbus, Ohio's CULT OF FROST, a touring HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST tribute act playing only the 1983 demo through the 1987 "Into The Pandemonium" era of Celtic Frost! We're gonna add one more quick ripper to open this one up so stay tuned!

Formed in late 1970s as The Stains and playing their first gig under this name in August 1980, MDC were one of three pioneering hardcore punk bands in Austin, Texas, in the early '80s, alongside The Dicks and Big Boys. These bands frequently played together and established the Austin hardcore scene. They released one single as the Stains in 1981, featuring a slower version of the future MDC song "John Wayne Was a Nazi" backed with "Born to Die. Both songs were later released on the debut MDC album.

By 1982 the band had relocated to San Francisco, California, and renamed themselves MDC. By this point the band were active participants in the growing hardcore scene and released their debut LP Millions of Dead Cops on their own label, R Radical; Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles helped with distribution. The album is now widely considered a punk classic, and features songs such as "John Wayne Was a Nazi", "Dick for Brains", and the harsh criticism of the police, "I Remember". Other targets of criticism devoid of irony included capitalism ("Corporate Death Burger"), homophobia ("America's So Straight"),and American culture ("Violent Rednecks").

During the summer of 1982 they became involved in the Rock Against Reagan Tour, during which time they fell out with the band Bad Brains when Rastafarian singer H.R. learned that Big Boys' singer, Randy Turner, was gay. H.R. and MDC's Dave Dictor had an intense confrontation. Upon Bad Brains' departure from the bill, they refused to return a loan owed to Big Boys and instead left a note that reportedly read, "burn in hell bloodclot faggot." The incident resulted in the MDC song Pay to Come Along. For MDC, 1982 ended with a tour of Europe with the Dead Kennedys which brought the band greater exposure in the punk scene outside of the U.S., especially in the UK.

MDC's singer, Dave Dictor, returned with an entirely new backing line-up in 2000, which included Long Island musicians Matt Van Cura,(bass) Erik Mischo,(guitar) and John Soldo,(Drums). MDC released a new album, Magnus Dominus Corpus, in 2004. They took part in a 25th anniversary world tour in 2005, with an all-original lineup. Following the death of Mikey Donaldson in September 2007, MDC has been touring the U.S. and Europe extensively with the Dictor/Posner/Smith/Schvitz lineup.
The Elected Officials
The Elected Officials
The Elected Officials hail from Austin, TX & Santa Fe, NM

Sophie Rousmaniere (Vocals)
Jay Minton (Guitar)
Brian Shannon (Bass)
Shane Pennington (Drums)
Venue Information:
Strange Matter
929 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA, 23220