Simon Timony, the Guy Who Tried to Stop Vandals From Torching a Muni Bus, Has a Metal Punk Band

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Simon, after defending Muni
By now, you might have heard about Simon Timony, the 28-year-old Muni hero who tried to stop the drunken World Series revelers as they smashed and trashed a bus -- with passengers aboard.

Timony, who was punched and kicked by the mob of people, suffered a broken nose and two chipped teeth for trying to protect that $700,000 Muni bus. He wasn't able to save the bus, but he sure did make a name for himself in San Francisco (he was honored by the Board of Supervisors and offered free Muni rides for life).

Turns out, the Muni defender has already been enjoying local fame. As our sister blog All Shook Down notes today, when Timony isn't riding Muni, he's creating music with his band, Gaviotas, a metal-punk hybrid with a flair for smooth melodies and political lyrics.

See also: Nicholas Hudson Arrested in Muni Bus-Torching Incident
Put your headphones on and check out some of his tunes:

Who knows, maybe that dangerous night on Muni gave Timony fodder for a new album.

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Said this on the other article, but congratulations to Gaviotas for becoming Gorilla Music Battle of the Bands finalist on Sunday!!!! 

Also, it doesn't say, but Gaviotas will be performing at 6pm at Thee Parkside on Saturday. It's a toy drive/happy hour so bring a toy for the kids and buy a drink for yourself.

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