The Zeros (original line up)
This is a very rare Seattle appearance by one of punk rocks original bands, THE ZEROS!
The Greatest Hits
9:30pm, $12 advance / $14 day of show
Iconic American punk band, The Zeros returns for some selected summer dates after 15 year hiatus. The band is reuniting with the original lineup that established Punk Rock on the West Coast with Javier Escovedo, Robert Lopez ("El Vez"), Hector Penalosa, and Baba Chenelle.
The teenaged Zeros blasted out of the South Bay suburb of Chula Vista at the dawn of the punk explosion in 1976, and played their first major show the following year at L.A.'s decaying Orpheum Theater, known as the Hollywood Punk Palace. That gig was notable as well for being the debut of The Germs, and also an early appearance of quirky art-rockers The Weirdos. All three bands would become an integral part of the history of West Coast punk, and epitomize its sometimes destructive collision of collective musical passion and personal excess. The hook-laden garage punk of The Zeros, with influences that ranged from the New York Dolls, Stooges, David Bowie, Velvet Underground, T-Rex, and Kiss to '60s proto-punk bands like the Seeds, Standells, and the Animals, earned them a recording deal with music-magazine publisher Greg Shaw's Bomp Records, which released the raucous single, "Wimp"/"Don't Push Me Around" in '77, followed a year later by "Beat Your Heart
The Zeros, after relocating in San Francisco, would go on to play at such renowned venues as The Masque, Whisky Au Go-Go, and the Starwood in L.A.; San Francisco's Mabuhay Gardens, Deaf Club, and Temple Beautiful; and CBGB and Max's Kansas City in New York. The band often found itself at key moments in the evolutionary punk/new wave timeline. On March 17, 1979, returning to L.A. to play a show with X, The Alleycats, The Go-Go's, The Plugz, and The Wipers at Elks Lodge Hall, The Zeros barely got to relax after their set when the show was interrupted by the notoriously punk-hating, baton-wielding LAPD. The night ended in a minor riot. The "St. Patrick's Day Massacre" became the stuff of history.
The Zeros played with The Clash, were once joined onstage by Patti Smith, and even had their gear stolen at New York City's infamous Danceteria.
The Zeros have inspired and influenced so many bands.
Their songs have been recorded by The Muffs, Hoodoo Gurus, and Mudhoney. Sator covered black and white and it went to number 2 on the Swedish charts.
An opportunity to witness a reunion of such bonafide legends like The Zeros is not to be missed. This is Punk Rock history live and in person...
Other bands on the bill include DIY Ramones-core heroes HEAD & glam punkers The Greatest Hits.
206 5th Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98109
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|