by Andrew Frisicano
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Mariachi el Bronx @ MWTX (not-SXSW 2010)
[The Bronx] has an alter ego: Mariachi El Bronx, which released an album last year and showed up Wednesday night at Emo's in traditional embroidered mariachi costumes with traditional instruments, from trumpet to guitarron. It performs the Bronx's repertory, but with long-lined melodies and the rhythms of Mexican rancheras and sones. It turns out that Matt Caughtran, the Bronx's lead singer, doesn't have to shout; he can carry a tune. And the Bronx taps a side of Los Angeles that many rock bands ignore. [NY Times]The pictures here are from Mariachi El Bronx's set at MWTX Fest's first day in Austin, TX on Friday, March 19th.
The Bronx and their alter-egos Mariachi El Bronx start a run of three NYC-area shows with a gig at Maxwell's tonight (4/1). Tickets are still on sale.
They go on to play Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 2nd, then after a pair of out of town shows, Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday, April 6th. Tickets are still on sale for those.
Japanther did play at new show space Party Expo last night (3/31) with Boys Who Say No and Filthy Savage though. How was that?
More Mariachhi el Bronix pics and all Bronx tour dates are below...
The Bronx and Mariachi El Bronx's European tour dates with Gogol Bordello are HERE.
The Bronx - 2010 Tour Dates
Apr 01 Maxwell's Hoboken, New Jersey #
Apr 02 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York #
Apr 03 North Star Philadelphia, Pennsylvania #
Apr 05 Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts #
Apr 06 Bowery Ballroom New York, New York #
Apr 07 Sonar Lounge Baltimore, Maryland #
Apr 08 Rock N Roll Hotel Washington, DC #
Apr 09 Chameleon Club Lancaster, Pennsylvania #
Apr 10 Altar Bar Pittsburg, Pennsylvania #
Apr 11 Southgate House Newport, Kentucky #
Apr 12 Pops St. Louis, Missouri #
Apr 14 Black Sheep Colorado Springs, Colorado $
Apr 16 Bluebird Theatre Denver, Colorado $
Apr 17 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah $
Apr 20 El Ray Los Angeles, California $
Apr 21 The Independent San Fransico, California $
Apr 22 House of Blues Anaheim, California $
# w/ Mariachi El Bronx, Violent Soho, Dead Country
$ w/ Mariachi El Bronx, Violent Soho