BOTW #12 – The Bronx / Mariachi El Bronx

Photo from thebronxxx.com
Photo from mariachielbronx.com

Imagine yourself eating at your favorite locally-famous neighborhood taco truck run by a few hipsters. I am pretty sure that the dudes of “The Bronx” / “Mariachi El Bronx” would run a business as such if they weren’t already out playing their punk+classic rock jams half of the time and playing their mariachi-infused punk rock jams the other half of the time!

The Bronx is a band that hails from Los Angeles who has made quite a name for themselves. Releasing six full length albums to this date (Four under the name The Bronx and two under Mariachi El Bronx), fans of “The Warped Tour” crowd will totally dig their stuff! Each track they produce gives off a mixture classic rock influence and punk rock angst through driving guitars, catchy riffs, fearless vocals, and beats that make you want to enter the next air drumming contest! I first heard of these guys through their mariachi alter-ego band, Mariachi El Bronx, several years ago when they played as Conan’s music guest. I was instantly hooked (probably due to my shameless love of anything distantly reminiscent of marching band, i.e. ska, mariachi, etc.).  Although The Bronx may not always be easily identified by the average listener, I am pretty sure there is no other band out there that can pull off a mariachi band with punk rock vocals this well.

With that, I will leave you to some of their best hits. The Bronx/Mariachi El Bronx are definitely your go-to-guys if you ever want some quality punk/classic rock/mariachi music to soundtrack your life!

When you’re in a punk rock mood:
The Bronx – The Unholy Hand

When you’re in a mariachi mood:
Mariachi El Bronx – 48 Roses – https://soundcloud.com/wichita-recordings/48-roses

¡Adios amigos! Until next time. (:

Peace, Love, & Rock n’ Roll,
A-Tran.

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