Death By Stereo’s Efrem Schulz is also the frontman with punk rock parody band Manic Hispanic, and the Chicano-themed band that formed in 1992 is on a superb double bill with Generacion Suicida. Manic Hispanic also includes members of The Adolescents, Agent Orange, The Grabbers, Final Conflict, 22 Jacks and The Cadillac Tramps, among others. It’s always been a bit of an oddball band, but the fact that the music is so good more than makes up for it. Their shirts have parodied the Dead Kennedys, Ramones and Social Distortion logos, and their album titles have played with the Descendents (Mijo Goes to Jr. College) and the Circle Jerks (Grupo Sexo). Sometimes, you’ve got to laugh. Blindhouse and Loose Trucks also play.
Manic Hispanic plays with Generacion Suicida, Blind House and Loose Trucks at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 1 at Alex’s Bar.