With the one-year anniversary of the fatal beating of Kelly Thomas on July 5, 2011 at the hands of Fullerton police approaching, the Adolescents will headline a free outdoor concert in his memory. The legendary local band that got its start more than three decades ago in the city will be joined by other local musical acts on July 7 at the Downtown Plaza in front of the Fullerton Museum Center.
The Adolescents’ Steve Soto at last summer’s protests / photo: Stephan Baxter
Details of the event were being finalized last night at a meeting overseen by Kelly’s father, Ron Thomas. Members of the Adolescents already signaled their willingness to participate long ago, but now the word is free to be spread far and wide. So do so!
Read more about the breaking news on my latest OC Weekly Heard Mentality Blog post: