One of my favorite hardcore bands on the planet is L.A.’s own The Bronx. While none of the members to my my knowledge are Latino, these dudes decided to take their love and appreciation for mariachi to the next level. On August 25th, they will release an all mariachi album entitled Mariachi El Bronx. If you surf around the band’s Myspace page, you will find photos of them in at Emo’s here in Austin in full mariachi gear. To bring in more credibility to the project, The Bronx have added Vincent Hidalgo to play an acoustic bass or the guitarron. Hidalgo’s famous father is none othe than David Hidalgo of Los Lobos.
Check out this YouTube clip I found of Mariachi Los Bronx performing the mariachi rendition of “Cell Mates.”