Friday, June 12, 2009

The 15 year Slumber is Over!

Its going to be a wild weekend when Chula Vista locals The Zeros hit the stage for their first San Diego show in over 15 years.

Forming in 1976; the Zeros also known as the “Mexican Ramones” was composed of Javier Escovedo, Robert Lopez (El Vez), Hector Penalosa and Baba Chenelle. After a year since their formation the band played two major shows in Los Angeles. The Zeros was exactly what the west coast punk movement needed. Their major shows in LA also introduced bands such as the Germs and The Weirdos.

This legendary band released
"Wimp" b/w "Don't Push Me Around" in '77 with the help of Greg Shaw from Bomp! Records. A year later also, releasing "Beat Your Heart Out" b/w "Wild Weekend." With vicious touring, the band didnt get much rest. Playing acts with bands such as The Clash, X, Patti Smith, The Alleycats and The Go-Go's. Others have been influenced by the Zeros and their vital addition to the punk rock history in the west coast. Bands such as the Muffs, Mudhoney and Sator.

The Zeros will perform June 25th at Bar Pink. Show starts at 10pm. If you miss this one, you miss out on Rockn' Roll history in the making!

Other Tour Dates include (and maybe limited to change so please check your local listing)
JUNE 26TH & 27TH 924 GILLMAN in Berkeley
JULY 16TH TROUBADOUR with special guest The Muffs in Los Angeles
JULY 17TH ELBO ROOM with Special guests The Fleshies in San Francisco

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