The original line-up of one of Southern California's first punk bands, the Zeros, is playing Alex's Bar in Long Beach Aug. 21.
Before punk became synonymous with mohawks and chains, the genre was like a sped-up version of '60s bubblegum rock (basically, what the Ramones did). The Chula Vista -based quartet was often called the Mexican Ramones and are credited as the first band from the San Diego area to play LA clubs.
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The members have reunited in the past, but the last time that happened was more than a deacde ago, which means if you dig the Zeros, don't sleep on this show.
PS That's not a new pic. I think it was taken 7,000 years ago, but I assume they don't look much different.
PPS I got through this post without mentioning El Vez is in the band. Wait, damn it...