Best Punk Band - 2013
It's not just because the members of Manic Hispanic are punk royalty, having played in some of our most influential bands. It's not just because they're celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. It's not even because lead singer Gabby Gaborno is OC's ultimate musical survivor, or because of their hilarious lyrics, or because their stage show is the funniest happening in Orange County every year come Cinco de Drinko. No, Manic Hispanic are our choice for best punk band because they're universally beloved and respected by fans and peers, and they've slid into middle age like a fine tequila blanco turns into a reposado—now that's punk as fuck.