Anger About Police Killing of Jules Collender Spun into Punk Rock Tribute Show Tonight
Viele was overwhelmed by grief. And anger: Collender, an armed robbery suspect, was shot to death by police outside the home of the 25-year-old's parents early June 30.
Rather than lash out, Viele of the punk band the Fisters organized a tribute show tonight in Fullerton. (The flier is after the jump.)
David Viele, Sean's brother, and Kevin Campitelli, are also in the Fisters and, like the show's promoter, they have known Collender since elementary school. The members of Bronco Tatonka have known Collender since high school and Jules was once their manager.
Kill Kristy and the Large Mouth Bastards round out tonight's bill, which Michele Collender, Julian's sister, described as "mostly a punk rock show."
Of Sean Viele's motives for presenting it, she said, "He wanted to put a show together about Jules and for Jules."
She explained, "Julian was all about music; he loved all different kinds of music, punk, metal, country, hip-hop. He had his own record label and shop for a while, and was a big supporter of local bands. He was a walking encyclopedia of music knowledge. So, this is a fitting tribute."
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