West Memphis Three Awareness Day

On June 3, 1993, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley were arrested for the ritual-like murders of three young boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. At the center of the prosecution's case against the teens was an allegedly coerced confession from Misskelley (who is mentally handicapped) and a public gripped by hysteria over Satanism. The evidence against the three revolved around their choice of dark clothes, music, and Stephen King novels. The young men, who would come to be known as the WM3, have been the subject of movies and books, and have received support from the likes of Metallica, Eddie Vedder, and Trey Parker. Local promoter Cancer Michael and scenester extraordinaire Frankie Pointless are championing the efforts of their legal defense fund in Miami with a hot night of music by some of Miami's best bands.


Saturday, July 30, at Churchill's, 5501 NE 2nd Ave, Miami. Doors open at 9:00 p.m., and tickets are $7. The lineup includes Stay Hitt, The Obscene, Sound 4 Sound, Rocket to Russia, Dyslexic Postcards, The Reckless, Malicioso, MC Frankie Pointless, and more TBA. There will also be a screening of Paradise Lost 2: Revelations. For information about the case, visit www.w m3.org. For fundraiser info, call 786-399-4088.

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