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Mariachi El Bronx is the Mariachi incarnation of the punk band The Bronx hailing from LA, CA. After an acoustic set was requested in 2008, the band decided to take it a completely different direction and infused their sound with a very Latin influence – one of the Son Jaliscience typification. 2009 would see Mariachi El Bronx releasing its first of, now, two albums in this style all of which was written and arranged while on tour.
The current Mariachi El Bronx live setup includes full Mariachi charro regalia and true-to-genre instruments. There is no faking it and their sound is authentic enough for us. Mariachi is a genre of music that originated in the State of Jalisco, in Mexico. It is an integration of stringed instruments highly influenced by the cultural impacts of the historical development of Western Mexico. The band utilized traditional instruments such as the violin, guitarrón, guitarra de golpe, vihuela, guitar, trumpet, and incorporated a tailored set of drums with their logo emblazoned.
The band stays true to its punk attitude though with Matt pandering to the crowd before and after each track as can be seen in some of our videos. Pretty hilarious. Matt Caughthran, Joby J. Ford, Jorma Vik, Ken Mochikoshi-Horne, Brad Magers, Vince Hidalgo, and Ray Suen put on quite the show and deviate fantastically from your standard show fare. Truly a sight to behold, get out and support them and check out our videos below: