Emilio Nevarez, 26, was fatally shot outside of an Oakland concert early Sunday morning. His three-piece punk band, The Lucky Eejits , were loading up gear when Navarez was hit by a stray bullet intended for someone else, police said.According to police, two men got into an argument on the sidewalk near The Golden Bull , the bar that hosted the concert. One of those men left and returned to the scene with a gun and began firing at the man he had been arguing with.
Xavier Dphrepaulezz leans forward on a wooden bench inside Bicycle Coffee near Oakland's Jack London Square, wrapping his hands around a cup of freshly brewed joe. Steam rises to the collar of his black dress shirt, which is riddled with decorative air holes and accented by a denim tie. A grey fedora atop his head straddles puffs of thick, curly hair lightly peppered with gray.
The man next to me is slumped over on the floor in front of his seat. He's grabbing at the waist-high brick barrier that keeps the audience off the field at AT&T park. His head hangs below his shoulders as if he might puke.
All this because their horrible, misinformed boss (me) believes there are plenty of diamonds in the rough out there, and that some random punk kid is going to come up with a beautiful angle on something.
I just want to say god bless the Hard Times editors for looking over literally every submission we receive. Minimum of four editors look over every pitch. It's like being trapped in a bad conversation at a show for your entire life.
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