Mariachi El Bronx is a perfect representation of Los Angeles – both the melding of cultures and the gutsy creativity. A few years ago, LA punk band The Bronx was asked to perform acoustically for a TV appearance. A punk band going acoustic is pretty ridiculous so they decided to have some fun with it – and perform as Mariachis. Mariachi El Bronx was born. And the band claims they rediscovered their passion for music in the process.
In some ways, it’s a send up of all the “unplugged” albums that were so ubiquitous in the ‘90s, but they genuinely love the music they are making. And they don’t skimp on the details — their Mariachi suits are custom made!
They’re a blast to watch live – especially songs like “48 Roses” and “Mariachi El Bronx” and I’m sure they wowed the crowd opening for the Foo Fighters recently. We’ll get to see them again this Saturday when they play KCRW’s benefit bash Masquerade. (it’s sold out but VIP packages are still available!)
Check out the full session in the archives here.
Mariachi El Bronx Live on KCRW Set List
Mariachi El Bronx