Fucked Up Singer Pink Eyes Writes Arizona Op-Ed For Stereogum
|Fucked Up singer Damon Abraham|
Abraham argues bands play Arizona now more than ever -- something our columnist Stephen Lemons, who has always been the first and best reporter on this law, might disagree with.
A taste of Abraham's essay is below. Read the full text here. Also do yourself a favor and read Lemons' column about the boycott, which points out how effective the MLK Day-related boycotts of the '90s were.
The fact is, this was a ugly divisive issue across the state and that there are a huge number of people in Arizona that were bitterly opposed to the legislation and are now disgusted that it has been made law.
I think instead of boycotting Arizona, bands should make a point of going there now more then ever. They should use whatever profile they have to address the issues around this law by talking about it in the local press.