Matthew MeltonBrontez Purnell, of the Younger Lovers
Brontez Purnell possesses the rare skill of being able to shift effortlessly from a serious discussion of art to absurd anecdotes about Reeboks, hesher boyfriends, and the raw "'hood beat" that informs the garage-pop of his current band, Th ... More >>
Brontez Purnell and Adal Castellon, members of Oakland outfit band the Younger Lovers, were assaulted outside Oakland's Club Para Diso Wednesday night, allegedly for being gay.
The two were leaving the club at about two a.m. when they were approached by two other men who were shouting gay sl ... More >>
SeriouslyBrontez Purnell, an Oakland musician, and his bandmate Adal Castello were unlocking their bikes outside Club Paradiso in Oakland at about 2 a.m. Thursday when two men, who had also been at the club, started yelling gay slurs at them. Purnell, who identifies as gay, told the Bay Citizen t ... More >>