Latina punk quartet Go Betty Go were on top of the world a decade ago, having generated plenty of (well-deserved) buzz as one of the genre’s rising stars. They built their reputation on relentless touring and in the early part of the new millennium were part of two Warped tours and knocked their socks off at the South By Southwest festival.
Nicolette Vilar, sister Aixa Vilar, Betty Cisneros and Michelle Rangel continued to raise their profile with the 2005 release of full-length debut album “Nothing Is More” and landed a national tour gig with MxPx. Sadly, Go Betty Go never finished that tour as Nicolette, citing exhaustion and saying she was burned out, up and quit the band.
After spending the ensuing years wondering what might have been had Go Betty Go stayed together, we get at least a partial answer in new EP “Reboot.” The original lineup is back together for a high-octane collection of six tunes that packs quite a punch. Songs like “By Your Side,” “It Haunts You Now,” the Spanish-language “Tartamudo” and “Cemetery Stone” are terrific and shows that Go Betty Go still have what it takes. (Jeffrey Sisk)