I love Saturdays in the Fall… There is just nothing like College Football. It’s funny, but I know so many pro fans that just dismiss college… I am the opposite. I like Sunday football just fine, but I love Saturdays. The rivalries… the tailgates… the spirit… anything can happen. What’s on paper does not always mean a done deal.
No, I won’t subject you to recordings of the Northwestern Marching Band or our fight song… The band is good, really good, but I won’t make that the selection of the day.
Here is a band that I only heard about a few weeks ago, but have spoken about in passing a few times already. If you are having a party or just want to feel like you are having one, this is a great album to listen to.
Mariachi El Bronx - Mariachi El Bronx (II)
Two self-titled albums is a little confusing… and I am still up in the air as to which I prefer… But both are totally fun and wonderful listens. They were recommended by my chiropractor, Dr. G. in Encino… Great guy who is into good food, good wine and good music. In other words, my kind of guy!
What is so odd is that they are actually a hardcore punk band out of LA. I have not heard any of that, nor their three eponymous albums. This incarnation is their “alter ego.” So when they are The Bronx… hardcore… El Bronx… Mariachi. Got it? Get it. Good!
The first album came out in 2009… this one just this past August. Some albums take me a few listens to get into… This one had me with the story of the band… at least my interest… Way too crazy of a combination… but my joy came with the first note.
If you like Los Amigos Invisibles (saw them at the Bowl this summer… great!), Calexico or Ozomatli (always amazing), I think you will LOVE this band, too.
So go ahead… put on some college football, light up the grill and get the party started. Just don’t invite Miley!