The Birmingham Hotel : Update


After a determined campaign — initiated in October 2006 — to isolate and penalise the venue for hosting the neo-Nazi schmucks of Blood & Honour Australia and the Southern Cross Hammerskins, at the end of March 2008 management of The Birmy finally capitulated to economic reality and closed their doors. This was despite the efforts of a small number of fashion punks who bravely rallied ’round the former management’s righteous black flag.

Silly boys.

The better news is that the venue has since re-opened under new management. As such, rather than boycott the venue, support it! $2 pots from 7pm to close is the right price, and being on the corner of Johnston & Smith Streets, it’s the right location too.

As for B&H and the Hammerskins, after their last vewy secret gig @ The Birmy in 2006, the boys organised another vewy vewy secret gig in 2007 at the Melbourne Croatia Social Club. And this year — who knows? No doubt it will be also vewy secret. In any event, the City of Churches appears to be a much more hospitable host for neo-Nazis, and on July 18, Blood & Honour Australia will be holding its second annual Mid-Winter Fest, starring Bail Up!, Quick & the Dead and Ultraviolence.

About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2024 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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18 Responses to The Birmingham Hotel : Update

  1. Dr. Cam says:

    Some good gigs coming up there. Makes a nice change.

  2. @ndy says:

    As I stated on the Bombshell forum Cam, you are a liar, a hypocrite and no better than the trash that you fight against.

  3. vents says:

    $2 pots, nice

  4. KinkyBoy says:

    [KinkyBoy thinks Jews are like, totally awesome!]

  5. Dr. Cam says:

    If your intention was to hurt my feelings, Andrew, then congratulations are in order. You were successful.

  6. Lumpen says:

    It’s a tragedy when white men can just get along.

  7. @ndy says:

    You would have to call that a pretty successful insult.

    Cam… you think you’re getting to me… but you’re clearly not…

    But seriously… all you’re doing is bringing more hate into this scene.

    Anyway… anarchy is a fag… that’s all I have to say to you Mr Lumpen…

    See how fast words travel my friends? Be careful what you write on the Interwebs…

    Coz you never know when some stalker is gonna put it on their blogosphere.

    Thanx to the people who have supported me… and to the random people letting us know about this anarchist knobjockey Mr Lumpen…

    See you at the hairdressers!

  8. jp says:

    awww a lovers spat.

  9. vents says:

    anarchy is a fag!!

  10. @ndy says:

    People hate you vents… because they are showing up to the Birmy expecting a fun night with bands… with no swastikas in sight… and they show up to a night of ball-tearing, testosterone-totin’, oestrogen-pumping hip-hop because some loser is trying to embourgeoisify the place.
    And now… you got a whole bunch of your fuckbag mates hating me coz apparently I’m a slackbastard…
    And how am I wrong when I say you need to get a life???
    Surely you must be surfing through drum and bass websites 24/7 to be getting the beats you put on your shitty albums.
    Anyway… anarchy is a fag!!!

  11. Just Curious says:

    “awww a lovers spat.”

    or a house of cards?

  12. @ndy says:

    Just Curious & Very, Very Slow On The Uptake.

  13. Lumpen says:

    This thread might take some explaining to anyone who hasn’t been on here for more than twelve months.

    Saying “anarchy is a fag” is funny. Trust me on this one.

  14. Kadet says:

    For the Nazi Skinheads: Aryan Embarrassment!

    “Thanx to all who came to the Birmingham gig the other night! There was over $700 raised for charity… although it isn’t going to the [Chunga’s bad hair cut] foundation anymore thanx to some pathetic loser who went out of his way to stop it. ”

    -Anarchy is a fag!

  15. Sophia says:

    Did we ever reach consensus about what kind of fag, though?

  16. @ndy says:

    All of the above.

  17. Kadet says:

    Federation of Anarchist Groups?
    AKA F.A.G?

    makes sense to me 🙂

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