Morrissey’s Ranchera-esque Sound

The Manchester Singer’s Intense Emotions Win Over a New Generation of Fans in East L.A.

My lifelong devotion to punk rock started with my first backyard gig in Boyle Heights at age 12, which eventually led to me playing guitar in the band Bad Influence a couple of years later.

In those days, one band in particular resonated with me and many other kids in East Los Angeles: The Misfits. Horror-themed fast music with lyrics about zombies and ghouls that was easy to sing along to and play on your guitar? Sign me up. There was just something about that eerie “Crimson Skull” silhouette that stood …