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  • Type: Band
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Active: 1976 - 2009
  • Number of gigs played: 15
  • Number of other acts played with: 28
Sceneroller, The Zeros, Robert Lopez, Hector Peñalosa, Baba Chenelle, Javier Escovedo
The Zeros "Wimp" cover
About This Act

The Zeros, often referred to affectionately as the “Mexican Ramones,” cannot only justifiably lay claim to being San Diego’s first “punk” rock group but also can brag about being one of the first punk groups in the United States.

In a brief but brilliant career highlighted by some classic recordings as well as shows with the Clash and Devo, the Zeros played the first big punk shows in both Los Angeles and in San Diego as early as 1977, when they were still high-school students. It is a testament to the drive and spirit of these pointy-toed revolutionaries that such a group was able to spring from the sleepy suburbs of National City and Chula Vista at a time when greater San Diego was both indifferent to and unimpressed by counterculture movements of any kind.


  • Nid: 1202
  • Audio
    • The Zeros perform “Main Street Brat”
    • The Zeros perform "Wild Weekend"
    • The Zeros perform "Beat Your Heart Out"

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