Botellita de Jerez last concert

Botellita de Jerez was an influential Mexican Rock band. It was formed in Mexico City in 1983.

Its original and most popular alignment consisted of guitarist Sergio Arau, bassist Armando Vega Gil and drummer Francisco Barrios “El Mastuerzo”. The band created a rock style they named “guacarock”.

On November 18th 2012 they performed their last concert in Mexico City. They didn’t know this was going to be their last performance together since they were planning more shows, but internal friction caused the band to split.

In 2019 Armando Vega Gil was accused of molesting a 13 year old girl. Because of this accusation Armando Vega Gil committed suicide on April 1st 2019.

Story & images by Alejandro Paris