Mariachi El Bronx is the Mexican-style side project of punk-indie band, The Bronx. The Los Angeles group of five have been gaining recognition as an ingenious, stand out alter ego to their original venture. The mariachi doppelganger comes decorated with silver studded black charro suits, which makes them look straight out of Jalisco, México. They also use the traditional instruments of a mariachi band like violins, trumpets, a classical guitar, a vihuela (a high-pitched, five-string guitar) and a guitarrón (a large acoustic bass guitar).
The punks dressed in charro suits are on to their second album which has the paisa version of Prince’s song “I Would Die For You.” Make sure to check out their new single, “48 Roses” off Mariachi El Bronx (II) as well.
Enjoy with some horchata.