Eastside Punks Episode 3: Stains

For episode three of Eastside Punks, we turn our attention to East L.A.’s first, most notorious, punk band. Boyle Heights’ Stains were contemporaries, and friends, of Los Angeles first-wave bands Germs, X, Mau Maus, Screamers, and The Gears.

Eastside Punks, Episode 2: The Brat

In our second installment of Eastside Punks, we focus on East L.A. legends The Brat. Formed in the late 1970s, vocalist Teresa Covarrubias, guitarists Rudy Medina and Sidney Medina, bassist Lou Soto, and drummer Robert Soto quickly cornered the market on smart, taut pop delivered with righteous punk fury by one of the tightest bands in the area.