Rock Star Life: Local punk band on the rise

HARLINGEN — Most guys want to go to the Playboy Mansion. For most, it’s just a dream.

But for three local music artists it became a reality after they won a battle of the bands in Houston.

Their band, Punk-69, won its way to Beverly Hills for a red carpet Playboy Mansion party.

“It was like a dream come true,” said Jose Cisneros, 19, lead guitarist. “It’s another life there with actors and celebrities.”

Punk-69 is an alternative punk rock music group out of Harlingen. The three-man band consists of brothers Jose and Adrian Cisneros and their friend Rafael Lucio.

They have been playing songs and writing music together for three years and it’s setting them apart from many artists.

The band played at the House of Blues in Dallas last October and then was invited to Houston to play in the battle of the bands on Jan. 15.

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