Zeroed In

Less than a year old, Zeros tribute band Wild Weekend has signed a deal for two singles with Spanish indie Munster Records. (In the '90s, when the Zeros reunited, the label released an album and three singles for the Chula Vista punk rockers.)

On November 11, Wild Weekend performed in the Zeros' stead when the band was unavailable to play Los Angeles punk club the Masque's 30th anniversary show. The Plugz, the Eyes, and the Skulls also performed.

Former Zero Robert "El Vez" Lopez, who caught Wild Weekend at North Park's Bar Pink Elephant this summer, recommended the band for the recording project and anniversary show. Lopez's endorsement came to the group's attention when the Munster label MySpace'd the band with an offer to release their music.

"We just made these recordings for fun when we first started playing. They're kind of rough," says singer Maren Parusel, who also performs in Squiddo with former Zero Hector Peñalosa.

The discs will include versions of "Don't Push Me Around"/"Wimp" and "Black and White"/"Cosmetic Couple." On the cover art, Wild Weekend struck the same poses as the Zeros did for their releases.

Wild Weekend recently lost their girl-group status after drummer Melissa ("Christy Beats") and bassist Kaitlin ("Kait-O") left to concentrate on their own combo, the Atoms. The newly coed Wild Weekend now includes guitarist Kelly Alvarez, former Prayers drummer Brian Hill, and Sexies bassist Wendy Jeffers.

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