By Brian M. Howle
If you’re one of the many local residents who emphatically disagree with the Myrtle Beach city politicians who have discriminated against bikers and basic rights, have we got a show for you! (And a way to join in the fight for freedom).
On Sunday, Sept. 6, at 8pm, there will be a benefit concert to promote H.E.L.P. (Help Eliminate Lousy Politicians) and Help For Myrtle Beach, headlined by The Madeleine Haze with special guests The Issues, Sean McKenna and Aftermath. The show will be held at The Beach Wagon, 906 S. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC. Tickets are only $5.00.
Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche believed that humanity is driven by a Will To Power, and that certainly holds true for Columbia, SC-based Hard Rock band The Madeleine Haze. Known for being fiercely political, while refusing to align with any major political party; undoubtedly mainstream, while incorporating complex arrangements and breaking the cookie cutter mold of Modern Rock; the band has adopted their own Will To Power both sonically and conceptually. Born as an introspective acoustic act, the band found themselves growing into a heavier, more powerful unit as they became poised to become a successful national act.
Vocalist Zack Goebbel and drummer Ben Carter developed an aggressive Grunge/Prog-Metal hybrid that was every bit as incendiary as their debut was contemplative. After a few months, the duo brought in bassist Brian Lamb to complete the unit, and the time has come to take the message to the masses. Headlining The Truth Tour, Polygraph Radio’s community outreach event to spark grassroots volunteerism and political activism, the band will debut a full slate of hard hitting material. These songs will make up the bands next album, entitled A More Perfect Union, which is due out in early 2010. Those who can’t wait that long are in luck however, as the limited edition EP “Maxims and Arrows” will give a preview of the new album, and will be sold exclusively at the bands concerts.
HELP (Help Eliminate Lousy Politicians) was formed in response to Myrtle Beach Mayor’s and City Council’s actions. Help For Myrtle Beach is a legally incorporated nonprofit nonpartisan organization whose dedicated mission is to register voters, petition for single member districts, petition for a referendum on the 1% Local Option Tourism Development Fee (aka. The 1% Add Tax) and to provide support to competent candidates in the upcoming Myrtle Beach City Election. The concerned members of HELP have sat on the sidelines long enough watching our beloved city being lead in a direction counter productive to our collective interests. By saying our, we refer to anyone who lives, works, or visit’s the city of Myrtle Beach and shares a heartfelt bond with it.
We are going to take back our beach. We need to register voters living in the Myrtle Beach city limits and need petitioners to completely fill out the petition forms. You can mail the completed voter registration form directly to the Horry County Board of Voter Registration. Corporate memberships and completed petition forms can be mailed to: Help For Myrtle Beach, PO Box 3556, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588, or we can pick them up.
For corporate membership forms, petitions for the Single Member Districts and petitions for the 1% Add Tax to be placed as a referendum on the November 3rd city election or if you have any questions please contact Trevor Tarleton: 843-446-9765.
For more information, visit the website: http://www.helpformyrtlebeach.com
The previous article also appeared in Alternatives NewsMagazine, August 27, 2009.