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The last time I saw Steve Soto play with the Adolescents was back in 2018, at a Save Music In Chinatown benefit show for Castelar Elementary School in Chinatown. Also on the bill was Cringeworthy (members of Cringer), Hurry Up (who were fantastic), The Unhushables and Midget Oddjob (loud and mesmerizing).
The Adolescents played a fiery-hot set that afternoon. Another fun-filled, sweaty punk show—everyone had a blast. It’s a Sunday afternoon I’ll always remember.
I still find it hard to believe Soto is no longer with us. He was a kind and talented man who (luckily for us) left behind a treasure trove of music for us to always remember him by. The Adolescents continue on without Soto now, but you can always feel his presence on stage at every show.
Legends are never forgotten.