KCRW’s Private Playlist: Go Betty Go

KCRW’s Private Playlist is a listening session with Southern California’s most notable musical figures in their private creative environments. Nicolette Vilar is the vocalist for Go Betty Go, a cornerstone of the latter-day SoCal Chicanx Punk scene that rose to prominence in the early 2000s. Often compared to the Go-Go’s, the band earned early plaudits for their classically tuneful three-chord rock’n’roll. They joined the Warped Tour in 2004 and 2005 and released two albums prior to Nicolette’s departure in 2006. The original lineup reunited in 2012 and issued “Reboot” in 2015.