Despite being born under a hardcore sign -- by 1979, the mid-tempoed Dead Boys were out, the break-neck Dead Kennedys were in -- the Zero Boys gave a heavy nod to roots-based bands like the Dolls and the Dictators. But after a couple of years of life in the ´80s, the Zero Boys upped the tempo for Vicious Circle, an album that might have been relegated to the dollar bin of history were it not for the band re-forming by decades end. Now the Boys are back, and living in the Midwest is no longer an obstacle its living in the ´00s thats the challenge.
The Zero Boys drop by Saturday to Sonny's Stardust Lounge (5181 Powerline Rd., Fort Lauderdale). Opening are Malt Liquor Riot, Die Stinkin', Ate Away, and F. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission costs $10. Call 954-776-6082, or visit www.lowfidelityevents.com.
Sat., April 29