By Meghan Player
It’s been a pretty rad few days for fans of LA punks, The Bronx; who, having been added to the hectic bill of Violent Soho, Luca Brasi and Tired Lion – are currently doing a big old lap of our shores.
Photographer: Meghan Player
Sydney: ready the frozen Margaritas! Australia’s lengthy love affair with LA’s finest punk-come-mariachi act MARIACHI EL BRONX continues this spring, and you are getting an exclusive headline show at The Manning Bar on Wednesday November 2. Vamos de fiesta!
Bluesfest Day 3
By Wanda Hill
The rain came down as spirits soared lifted by music unfazed by the weather or mud underfoot. Day three was a bit wet but who really cares when your safe and dry listening to The Gypsy Kings surrounded by warm bodies all captivated by sounds that make you feel like you’re thousands of miles away in the warm Spanish countryside having a religious experience. Being transported by Spanish Romini elder Nicholas Reyes’s vocals in combination with the magical flamenco guitar of Tonino Baliardo, supported by younger cousins on vocals and guitars is a cultural experience everyone should have in this lifetime.
The Bronx alter ego MARIACHI EL BRONX have announced a string of sideshows to coincide with their much anticipated appearance at Bluesfest in 2015. The Charro suited outfit will be bringing favorites from their first two albums and for the first time brand new music from the latest acclaimed album (III) to life for devoted Australian fans next April.
Review by: Lana Harris
Another offering from hardcore punk band The Bronx’s alter ego, proving that having a split (band) personality can work wonders for some. The Bronx have put together their second album of mariachi music and done so with talent, substance and merit.
Review By: Hannah Collins
A punk gathering with more ink than I’ve ever seen in one place gravitated to Brisbanes Hi Fi on Thurs 9th for what will soon become, a show of constant intrigue.
Entering the venue and approaching main viewing area, I’m tuned in to the sight of a rather tall, masked clown making funnies on the stage. Standing alone, in front of the red and gold, fanned Bronx titled backdrop, it feels somewhat like a circus. Deep red lighting accentuates the atmosphere, as the “clown” begins to chant and stir the audience. Statements like “get those tequila shots into you guys!” come ringing from right of stage.