Joey Bustos

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Joey Bustos
Birth nameJoseph Bustos
GenresPunk rock, Alternative Rock, Rock, Ska Punk, Garage Rock
Occupation(s)Musician, Drummer
InstrumentsDrums, Vocals
Years active1993–present
LabelsAsian Man Records
Associated actsLink 80
Street To Nowhere
The Soft White Sixties

Joey Bustos is an American musician.


Bustos was born in San Francisco and raised in Richmond, California.



Joey Bustos was the drummer and a founding member of the influential punk band Link 80. The members later changed the musical direction of the band, and in 2002, changed the name of the band to Desa.[1] Bustos left Desa after the release of their 2003 album Year in a Red Room.[1]


He played drums in Street To Nowhere[2] from 2005–2008 and currently plays drums in the San Francisco-based rock and roll/soul band, The Soft White Sixties, who composed the 2013 album Get Right.

In 2016, Bustos participated in a Link 80 reunion for the Asian Man Records 20th Anniversary. On June 17th and 18th, the band played two sold out shows at the San Francisco's Bottom of the Hill. The lineup also included singer Ryan Noble, guitarists Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Adam Davis, bassists Adam Pereria and Barry Krippene, and horn players Aaron Nagel, Steve Borth and Jason Lechner. Prior to the shows, a video tribute to Nick Traina was shown that the band released the video online on June 20, 2016.[3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Mason, Stewart. "Desa". Allmusic. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  2. ^ Hopkin, Kenyon. "Street to Nowhere". Allmusic. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
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