Folks, the guys of OFF!  have graciously donated an album signed by all four members.  All proceeds go to help out Mina and John.


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Here’s the description up on eBay:

“This signed OFF! LP is being auctioned off to help pay for John Stabb’s (of Government Issue) medical treatment.  Please give as much as you can.  For additional donations, please go to https://www.gofundme dot com/7ynrv45w

This LP has been signed by all four OFF! members: Dimitri Coats, Steven McDonald, Mario Rubalcaba, and Keith Morris.

This LP is in VERY GOOD condition.  The LP appears to be in pristine condition, but the corners of the cover have been slightly folded in transport. The LP also comes with an insert and download card.”

Big early and often here!

GI Shirts for Sale – All Proceeds Go To John and Mina

In December 2012, yours truly helped Government Issue make some shirts to sell at the Salad Days shows at the Black Cat in DC.  Living in North Carolina, I asked noted graphic artist Brian Walsby to create a design.  What he came up with was awesome.  So awesome that he is working with for a fundraising graphic.

The Salad Days shows were a great weekend of DC punk rock.  I helped run GI’s merch table and sold some shirts and met a lot of great people.

I have some of these shirts left over.  I’d like to sell you one to help raise funds for John and Mina.  A shirt will be a flat $20 and include shipping and handling.

Hit me up here or at headonmb at gmail dot com and we can see what size you want, address, payment, etc.




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John Stabb Benefit Concert – 3/12 @ Comet Ping Pong!



Go see a kickass show and help out John and Mina!


Saturday March 12, 2016
John Stabb Benefit Show: War On Women / Dot Dash / 7 Door Sedan /XMC (Ex-Motorcycle Couriers) DJ Tom Berard
$12+ donation / Doors 10pm / All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

To donate to John and Mina NOW:

War On Women (Baltimore)

Dot Dash (DC)

7 Door Sedan (DC)



John Stabb Benefit Compilation

A Man Called Stabb is a multi-volume fan produced benefit compilation for DC Punk Legend, John Stabb of Government Issue, who has recently been experiencing a traumatic slew of health issues. All proceeds will be donated directly to John and his girlfriend, Mina to assist them through these troubling times and ultimately get John back on his feet.   

Go HERE to purchase!


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Folks it’s an internationl effort.  William Guedes of Australia has a super awesome auction item.  I’m just passing along the info.  The auction is ending Friday and all proceeds go to John and Mina!

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Hi all.

Our friend John Stabb is battling cancer and i decided to do what i could to help him in some way.

John Williams from Aces&8’s Customs Skateboards and myself released an official Government Issue deck earlier this year.

Yesterday i went to see GBH live in Melbourne, Australia, and asked them to sign the board in support to John.

They were very keen to do it, and sent PMA to Stabb, punks helping punks, that’s what’s about.

The starting price is 1 dollar, all the proceeds will be donated to his gofundme page.

Shipping worldwide is on me, so please bid to own  this unique piece of punk memorabilia.

Please take a minute to check the pages below and donate if possible.

Also you can order board straight from Aces&8’s Customs and part of the sales also will go to Stabb’s go fund me.

And lastly, f*ck cancer!


Auction Items #1


The outpouring of support for John has been fantastic.  We at will be putting together some auction items as well, but others are DIY’ing it, too!

Spontaneous Combustion has some great rare vinyl you can bid on and all proceeds go to John and Mina. Here’s a description and a link:

I am selling a couple rare variations of the Government Issue 7″ I released on my label, Spontaneous Combustion Records, to raise some money for John Stabb as he is battling cancer. I will be giving 100 percent of the sale price to John and Mina to go towards John’s medical expenses while he goes through this horrible battle with cancer.

“What we have here is the G.I.’s First Demo 7” on green vinyl with a handmade alternate sleeve. When I pressed up the 100 green vinyl records years ago I didn’t have enough sleeves so I hand-made 20 of them and released them as a limited edition. I kept a couple of them for myself and there is no better cause for getting rid of this than to hopefully raise some much needed money for John. This record you are bidding on is #3/20. It has never been played and is in mint condition. I stored it in a box ever since I made these.
Buyer to pay all shipping costs.”
Place bid here.

PMA Post #2

Today’s PMA post comes straight from George Hurchalla, author of Going Underground:  American Punk 1979-1989.  This classic book is now in it’s 2nd Edition and below is an excerpt featuring John.  Folks interested in the book can contact George at for a copy.

“We played this show at this reservoir out in the desert near Vegas,” John Stabb remembered of their final tour, “where they set up generators. When we arrive, there’s all this racist graffiti on the walls of the reservoir and immediately we start wondering because of Memphis. We had to get a police escort out of the club in Memphis, because the Nazis who got kicked out of the show were waiting with boards and sticks down the street. This big bouncer called Rebel who threw them out said, ‘Ah, they ain’t gonna be no problem.’ But we had to have the police get us out of there safely. In Vegas, the promoter tells us, yeah, we have some Nazis come to the shows but don’t worry, they won’t start anything. We felt like whores, because we absolutely had to do the show, for the money. Midway through the show, this huge guy in a full stormtrooper outfit is sieg-heiling and goose-stepping in the crowd. At one point the lights went out and our sound guy is like, ‘We’re all gonna die here. They’re going to steal our stuff and kill us.’” This skinhead kid comes up to us after the show and says, “Hey man, great show.” We’re packing up and I’m thinking I didn’t want to do this, but we needed the gas money to get to the next town, and I’m feeling like such a whore. I say to him, “Look, if you’re a part of this Nazi thing—are you a part of it?” He says “Yeah, I am.” I say, “Just go away, I don’t even want to know you.” He comes back, “You don’t even know anything about our whole party and organization.” I lost it. I said, “Look, I don’t want you to like me. Don’t like me. Go home. Burn your GI records. I don’t want you to like us. Go away!” My girlfriend, who was on tour with us, said, “Bad move. Get in the van now.” Because these guys were getting really riled up, a small little group of them. We’re packed up and one of the band members says, “Where did those guys get those boards?” And here come these Nazis staggering drunk toward us with two by fours. The van won’t start. We’re like, oh shit, start the van, get outta here or we’re gonna die. We got out of there, but I told the guy who promoted the show that he was scum.

Government Issue - not exactly who you'd mistake for a Nazi band Photo by Jon Stain

Government Issue – not exactly who you’d mistake for a Nazi band
Photo by Jon Stain