The Zeros, The Flytraps


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El Cid
4212 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90029
There were dozens of distinctive bands who emerged when punk rock exploded across Southern California in 1977, but few of them rocked as consistently as The Zeros. Not only one of the first Latin punk bands, the Chula Vista natives were one of the first area punk bands after forming in 1976. While The Zeros are often recognized for their rampaging covers of tunes by The Standells, The Righteous Brothers and Johnny Thunders, guitarist Javier Escovedo — the group’s primary singer and songwriter — has written numerous hard but catchy punk-rock anthems, and Zeros classics have in turn by covered by such notables as The Muffs and Hoodoo Gurus. Even without second guitarist Robert “El Vez” Lopez and bassist Hector Penalosa, the current trio version of The Zeros still packs plenty of punch with longtime drummer Baba Chenelle and Hector’s brother Victor (Flamin’ Groovies) on bass.
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