The Pistola Press

A Philadelphia music blog

The Bronx, Violent Soho, Mariachi El Bronx at North Star Bar 04/03/2010

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The Bronx is a band that refuse to be content with one genre of music. They started their career as a very direct hardcore punk band. Since then they’ve taken on a huge 80’s metal influence, and currently they have a mariachi side project called Mariachi El Bronx.

Mariachi El Bronx opened up the show with their simple songs about love and loss. The entire band wore traditional Mariachi attire, and a large portion of the crowd seemed really into them.

Violent Soho took the stage soon after. The Australian alt-rock band definitely channeled the 90’s Seattle scene with their distorted guitars and somewhat subdued rage. They were an odd addition to the night but not a bad one.

Finally, at about midnight the members of The Bronx retook the stage, sans Mariachi outfits and trumpets this time. Immediately the crowd went nuts. Singer Matt Caughthran told the crowd that the band had their only day off the next day, and beckoned the audience to go nuts. He wasn’t let down, the entire set showed a continuous streams of stage dives and moshing. This is clearly a band that always excels at what they do, regardless of the music genre

Words and photos by Chris Banks

Mariachi El Bronx

Violet Soho

The Bronx



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Written by Chris L. Banks

April 5, 2010 at 12:48 am

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  1. Great pictures. I am one of your biggest fans

    Bobbie

    April 6, 2010 at 5:41 am


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