Greg Antista and the Lonely Streets are a rock ‘n’ roll quartet with deep roots in the Southern California rock scene. Their newest album, Under the Neon Heat, is out July 16.
Watch the video for “Tijuana Jail” below:
Although frontman Greg Antista has known each of his band members for decades, the Lonely Streets have only been in existence since 2018. The band features Antista (lead vocals, songwriter, guitar), Frank Agnew (lead guitar, keyboards, vocals), Warren Renfrow (bass, accordion, vocals), and Jorge E. Disguster (drums, vocals).
Additionally, the members’ previous group affiliations are extensive: Greg (Joyride, Foxy), Frank (Adolescents, Legal Weapon, T.S.O.L.), Warren (Cadillac Tramps, Manic Hispanic, Final Conflict, and tours with Adolescents and The Damned), Jorge (The Hangmen, Mr. Mirainga, Mink Daggers).
In 2019, the band released their debut album, Shake, Stomp and Stumble, on Primal Beat Records. The album was produced by Paul Miner (C.J. Ramone, Agnostic Front, New Found Glory). In spring 2020, the Lonely Streets returned to the studio with Miner to record their follow-up, Under the Neon Heat.
On the track’s release and its accompanying video, Antista states:
“Tijuana is the main border town on the Mexico side of the California-Mexico border. It’s always had a wild reputation and heading down there for the weekend has long been a rite of passage for kids growing up in Southern California.
Drinking age requirements were lightly enforced and the punk shows at Iguana’s were reliably insane. I was always lucky enough to have my fun without getting thrown in the drunk tank. ‘Tijuana Jail’ is the true story of my friend Trevor who was not so lucky.”