Rock & Pop

The Zeros

When: Fri., July 17, 9:30 p.m. 2009

Even though this outfit is best known as part of the late-Seventies LA punk explosion that included peers X, the Germs, and Black Flag, the Zeros emigrated to San Francisco before breaking up in 1981. With a lineup whose lineage includes Alejandro Escovedo's younger brother Javier and Robert Lopez, (aka El Vez), the band dubbed the Mexican Ramones created a notable legacy for themselves via cult faves like "Don't Push Me Around," "Beat Your Heart Out," "Wimp" and "Handgrenade Heart." Having sporadically reformed a handful of times in the past two decades plus, this recent reunion may find the quartet sticking around a little longer as Escovedo has mentioned wanting to have the Zeros play Japan and England. You can catch this latest chapter of American punk history on Friday, July 17, at the Elbo Room (647 Valencia St., San Francisco). 9:30 p.m., $10-$13. Elbo.com

Dave Gil de Rubio

Price: $10-$13

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