There’s a spirited new sound rising up from the Southern California live circuit. Greg Antista and the Lonely Streets are a rock ‘n’ roll quartet with deep roots in the area’s local punk rock scene. While it’s a fact that three-fourths of the group all got their starts playing in punk bands, their current level of musicianship far outstrips punk’s narrow confines.
Although frontman Greg Antista has known each of his band members for decades, the Lonely Streets have only been in existence for a year, having played their first gig on February 23, 2018 at Gallagher’s Pub in Huntington Beach. The lineup is comprised of Antista (lead vocals, songwriter, guitar), Jessica Kaczmarek (lead guitar, backing vocals, mandolin, piano), Warren Renfro (bass), and Jorge E. Disguster (drums, backing vocals). The members’ previous group affiliations are extensive: Greg (Joyride, Foxy), Jessica (The Busstop Hurricanes, Russell Scott & the Hot Rods, Bourbon Jones), Warren (Cadillac Tramps, Manic Hispanic, Final Conflict, and tours with The Adolescents and The Damned, among others), Jorge (Disguster, Mr. Mirainga, D.I., Mink Daggers, CoDependents).
The band is currently working on its debut album with producer Paul Miner whose credits include New Found Glory, C.J. Ramone, and Lisa Loeb, among others.
Greg Antista and the Lonely Streets perform “Brand New Cadillac”