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Who are all the members of your band, and what do they play?

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Beto Herrera (Dirty B) – Vocals, rhythm guitars
Joe Marin (Phat Boy) – Bass guitars
Johnny Diego Salas – All guitars, vocals, harmonies
Joe Gonzalez (Lorax) – Drums, beats, tree-saving

When did the band get together, and how?

Originally 2005…split up in 2007…started up again March 2011

How would you describe your music to someone?

Punk-ternative Bi-lingual Rock

Who are some of the bands that influence your music?

Van Halen, Stabbing Westward, Extreme, Poison, Motley Crue, STP, Mana, KISS, Steel Panther, Charles Teitsworth, Jeff Berlin, Tigres del Norte

What is your most memorable gig so far?

Sam’s Burger Joint in San Antonio, TX – 2 words…Road Trip!

Are you currently signed to any kind of label or management?

Lucky Tentacle Productions

What other bands have your members been/are in?

Joe Marin – Karma, 202, Rubberman
Johnny Salas – Karma, Absolut, Rubberman
Joe Gonzalez – Mainstreet
Beto Herrera – Jiggy Monkey, BOSSE, Zen, Height 611, Foolz, Sickboy, Cyanide, Blackwood Article

What other local bands would you recommend people check out?

Cantina Flys, Alodex, Mainstreet, Outbreak, Aftermath, Squidhead

Where can people contact you to book you for shows?

(915) 241-6735 – Joe

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