Everyone’s favorite punk rock turned part-time Mexican mariachi band is at it again! Mariachi El Bronx is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their hit album, “Mariachi El Bronx II,” with two SoCal shows.
With well over two million hits on Spotify alone, Mariachi El Bronx’s “48 Roses” is not only their most popular song to date, but it’s also the first track off this 10-year-old album. A song that refers to having a dozen roses for each of their four lovers, while not getting enough sleep and needing forgiveness for being blinded by all that love, it is sure to have you hitting repeat on the catchy tune while enjoying this album.
You may also know of Mariachi El Bronx as members of the Orange County punk band, The Bronx, for the last 20 or so years. The Bronx front-man Matt Caughthran is also the front-man for El Bronx (as the kids call them), and the bands have a few other shared members. The Bronx has many hits of their own and is a seriously talented band that requires you to check them out and listen to them at 11.
Also joining the amigos of Mariachi El Bronx are The Aquabats Tribute to The Cure. The Aquabats do amazing covers of The Cure with eyeliner, black wigs and more, so they’ve wrapped it all up in a nice little gothic/alternative/new wave/rock set for an entertaining show. Watching MC Bat Commander sing “Boys Don’t Cry” in his best Robert Smith voice while wearing a black hair-sprayed wig and playing a guitar is always a great description for an awesome night on the town.
Best yet, this all takes place at Garden Amp in Garden Grove where shows are all ages and always a good time. Tickets are on sale now for this May 7th show, but on May 8th, you can catch Mariachi El Bronx at Pappy + Harriet’s in Pioneertown. No word yet as to who will be supporting band.
Each of these bands are well worth seeing on their own, but together is like catching a glitch in the Matrix of life and well worth the price of admission.