Band Behind ‘No Trump! No KKK! No Fascist USA!’ Chant Plays Sunday in Eureka

Without question, one of the more widely heard chants repeated at the countless rallies protesting the ascendence of President Trump over the last month has been “No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA!” If you have not heard this, I would suggest you likely have not attended a Trump protest and, thus, might just wanna stop reading this now.

The very shout-able slogan’s current popularity can almost certainly be traced to Green Day’s performance on the American Music Awards a few days after the 2016 November election. During a breakdown in their song, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong broke in to the militant mantra which has deep punk rock roots.

Where does the chant come from? It’s an adaptation of a punk chorus originating with a band Green Day first crossed paths with in Berkeley in the 1980s: MDC, an acronym for Millions of Dead Cops. In their song “Born to Die” off their 1982 debut album, MDC singer Dave Dictor chants the line “No war! No KKK! No fascist USA!” (Listen below.) In case you’re worried, though, the band seem to be OK with the updated lyric evidenced by the fact that they are currently touring the West Coast as part of the No Trump! No KKK! No Facist USA Tour and feature it prominently in their Facebook page profile picture.

If this is your kinda thing, note that Sunday night MDC roll into Eureka for what’s sure to be a packed show at the Siren’s Song Tavern. It seems unlikely at this point that you’ll get in if you don’t already have tickets — the Facebook event page reveals way more people interested in the show then the venue can accommodate — but seasoned show crashers know what perseverance can get you. Details on that rally and less politically fiery fare in your Lowdown listings below. —Andrew Goff

Events

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Millions of Dead Cops
The Siren’s Song Tavern / 6-10 p.m. / $10
“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.”
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Beatles vs. The Stones: Abbey Road and Satisfaction
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / $28 / $25 adv. / 21+
Tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction battle to settle your running argument.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

Adaptations
Dell’Arte’s Carlo Theatre / 8-9:30 p.m. / Free / Free Everyone
From the page to the vibrancy of the stage…Short original plays adapted from non-theatrical sources by the MFA 2nd year students. Inspired by poems, short stories, and works of fiction or non-fiction, the students find ways to make words and images theatrical.
668-5663 / roman@dellarte.com / Web site / View Comments

Orgone, Monophonics
Humboldt Brews / 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. / $25 / $20 adv. / 21+
Booty Shakin’ Music Productions presents the “West Coast Soul Tour!”
826-2739 / Web site / View Comments

Humboldt Hard Court Bike Polo
Highland Park / 1 p.m. / Free
Like horse polo minus the stable fees.
541-531-6671 / daryl_witmore@yahoo.com / Web site / View Comments

Introduction to Kayak Rolling
Center Activities, HSU Campus / 4:30-6:30 p.m. / $35 / $30 HSU Students
This course is designed for both first time rollers and paddlers who wish to improve their roll.
826-3357 / cntract@humboldt.edu / Web site / View Comments

Potluck
Logger Bar / 6 p.m. / Free / 21+
668-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Jazz Night
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Jazz up your Sundays.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic
Mosgo’s / 7-9 p.m.
All original/public domain songs.
826-1195 / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay
Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.
Your Lowdown will go on the record as saying that Chris Clay is Humboldt’s most pro karaoke jockey. We know this stuff.
800-684-2464 / Web site / View Comments

Trivia
Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m. / Free
839-7580 / musicbooking@sixriversbrewery.com / Web site / View Comments

Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard
Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.
When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.
668-9770 / Web site / View Comments

Goat Karaoke
The Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern / 9 p.m. / Free to sing / 21+
You can do it!
630-5000 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • A CURE FOR WELLNESS: 12:05, 2:30, 5:50, 8:05
  • A DOG’S PURPOSE: 11:55, 2:50, 5:40, 8:35
  • FIFTY SHADES DARKER: 12:20, 3:10, 5:55, 8:45
  • FIST FIGHT: 12:10, 3:20, 5:45, 9:05
  • HIDDEN FIGURES: 11:45, 2:40, 5:35, 8:30
  • JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2: 12:40, 3:30, 6:25, 9:15
  • LA LA LAND: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
  • LION: 11:55, 5:30
  • SPLIT: 1:05, 3:45, 6:35, 9:20
  • THE GODFATHER: 2:30, 8:00
  • THE GREAT WALL 2D: 1:10, 3:50, 6:30
  • THE GREAT WALL 3D: 9:10
  • THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE 2D: 1:00, 2:25, 3:40, 6:20, 7:40, 8:55
  • THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE 3D: 11:50, 5:05
Mill Creek Cinema
  • A CURE FOR WELLNESS: 12:00, 3:15, 5:30, 8:45
  • FIFTY SHADES DARKER: 1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15
  • FIST FIGHT: 12:50, 3:10, 6:25, 8:50
  • HIDDEN FIGURES: 11:50, 2:45, 5:40, 8:35
  • JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2: 12:35, 3:30, 6:15, 9:05
  • SPLIT: 1:05, 3:50, 6:40, 9:25
  • THE GREAT WALL 2D: 12:45, 6:10
  • THE GREAT WALL 3D: 3:25, 9:00
  • THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE 2D: 12:25, 3:00, 5:50, 8:25
Minor Theatre
  • FENCES: 3:45
  • HIDDEN FIGURES: 2:00, 5:00, 7:30
  • LA LA LAND: 12:45, 7:00
  • LION: 4:30
  • MOONLIGHT: 8:15
  • THE FOUNDER: 1:15