The Chavez Ravine

The Chavez Ravine are about as Los Angeles as it gets, from taking their name from the neighborhood appropriated by the city in 1959 to make way for Dodger Stadium to the resumés of their members. They are: singer-guitarist Manny Nieto, and drummer Phil Guerrero — both whom played in ’90s fuzz-monsters Distortion Felix — and bassist Mando Lopez, who plays in Morrissey’s band and previously played with FEAR and the Breeders. Nieto, of course, is the man at the controls at Suplex Audio where he has produced music for the likes of HEALTH, Trash talk, The Breeders, Darker My Love, Los Lobos among others.

“I think our name The Chavez Ravine does mean something, considering we are all SoCal Latinos making music that’s not metal, as a DJ or playing hip-hop,” Nieto says. “Our DNA is more Devo vs. Wipers.”

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