Local musicians rally to help Midtown stabbing victims

On Monday, news spread quickly via social media about the Sunday late night stabbing of three musicians who were allegedly attacked by a group of men who called them “faggots” and made comments about their “skinny jeans.”


By that evening local musicians were making plans to help out Musical Charis’ Blake Abbey and Slaves’ bandmates Alex Lyman and Wes Richmond.


Perhaps it started with the picture that singer-songwriter James Cavern posted to his Facebook page. The image, featuring a shot of what are presumably Cavern’s skinny jeans-clad legs, was captioned #NOH8 #sacramentostrong #iwearskinnyjeans; above it Cavern wrote “I’m going to wear the skinniest jeans I have when I go out tonight….See ya’ll later.”


Now, there’s an #iwearskinnyjeans fundraiser scheduled for 10 p.m. this Saturday, June 27 at Pour House (1910 Q Street). The night will feature performances from Cavern, Carly DuHain and others. There’s no charge for the 21-and-over event but donations will be accepted at the door and all proceeds will benefit the victims. Everyone is encouraged to wear his or her favorite skinny jeans.

As for the alleged assailants, at least one of them–25-year-old Timothy Brownell–will be charged with a hate crime. Brownell was initially arrested yesterday on charges of firearms possession and then released on bail. Police have since upped the charges and issued a warrant for his re-arrest.

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