Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Mariachi El Bronx

Early in September I was having a few (maybe it was a lot) of drinks and decided I wanted to learn how to play a guitarrón. The guitarrón is an acoustic bass usually used in mariachi music. It wasn’t a joke either; it was actually something I wanted to play. It was a bit of a joke that I wanted to start an all Caucasian mariachi band call Cinco Blanco, it turns out that punk band The Bronx beat me to it.

The Bronx have recorded two albums under the name Mariachi El Bronx. They aren’t good, they are amazing. Here is the thing; most bands would probably do this tongue in cheek. They’d be all “Look how ironic it is that we’re doing Mariachi music”. The Mariachi El Bronx and Mariachi El Bronx (II) albums are done with an honest love of the music. I can’t recommend them enough.

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