Thanks to another great musical review site out there for pointing me in the direction of Mariachi El Bronx.
Mariachi El Bronx play mariachi music with a punk flair, very interesting combination.
Some people may think they are taking the piss, but it seems all above board to me.
There is a good deal of respect for the genre for their entry into the mariachi arena.
Can't wait for the album.
Here they are at Emo's on July 4th
Great Review by Chris Buckle of The Skinny UK -
Unless The Jonas Brothers are anonymously working on a double album of folk-inspired death metal, this is undoubtedly the most unusual musical alter-ego of 2009. A world away from the noisy hardcore sound for which they’re known, LA punks The Bronx have transmogrified into Central American doppelgangers Mariachi El Bronx, swapping crunchy detuned guitars for chirpy brass, frantic bass-drum rhythms for a summery latino sway and rock-n-roll howls for sweetly sung jail-based pining over absent sweethearts. Such a major stylistic shift might have an air of novelty were it not for Cell Mates straight-faced sincerity and wonderfully upbeat flourishes. Even if the Bronx have thus far left you cold, the summery warmth of the Mariachis may change your mind.