NYC Oi! Fest Returns to New York City With New Kind of Hate
They must also dismiss that some of these bands, like Close Shave, have simply shrugged when members of their bands have been proven to be active within the neo-nazi skinhead scene, either presently or in the past.
Some like Cody Hoebel, an attendee of last year’s NYC Oi! Fest, will do more than shrug. Hoebel is a long time member of the violent New Jersey-based neo-Nazi skinhead crew the AC Skins, whose members have been convicted of hate crimes. And there others like “Mongo,” whose band Brassic played last year.
Mongo has bragged in interviews with European webzines that he and his band are friends and have shared the stage with neo-Nazi bands like Youngland, one of the several bands that neo-Nazi mass murderer Wade Michael Page played in.
Brassic have played shows for racist and neo-nazi connected promoters in Portugal, Germany, and Scotland, and the band makes no bones about it politics with songs like “Benders,” during which Mongo calls for the lynching of LGBT individuals and individuals with AIDS.