Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Metal Meets Mariachi

The day at the LA County Fair really went by fast. So fast that we never made it to see the band Joey wanted to see. As we were walking back through the Plaza of the America's before going to the car we were very happy to see that the band Joey wanted to see was playing. So we stopped and we had


Metalachi has become one of our favorite bands. The band is exactly what is sounds like metal and mariachi mixed together. Sounds weird? Nope sound freakin awesome.

The band has 5 members, a singer, bass, guitar, violin, trumpet and vocal. Do not let the silly costumes and accents fool you. These are 5 very talented musicians.

We got there for the end of a set. They played "Living on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi and seamlessly transitioned to "La Bamba" and it was amazing.

The violin player was my favorite. Mostly because it was awesome to see such a bad ass looking dude play the violin. And he reminded me of my friend Conrad.

We had such a good time. Me singing along, Joey waving his zippo lighter/iPhone in the air (there's an app for that), Phi waving her hands back and forth to "Every Rose has its Thorn", and Lou sleeping because apparently Metal/Mariachi is lullaby's to her.

You wouldn't think that metal/rock songs would translate well with mariachi music, but Metalachi does it perfectly.

We bought the cd and listened to it the whole way home. The other day The Phi tells me "Mom I have 2 favorite bands. One Direction and Metalachi". There is hope for her yet.

We are fans. And we are heading out Friday to see them play at a swap meet. And we are super excited.

Prepare to have your mind blown.....


  1. Expected more metal from metalachi

  2. Anonymous12:54 PM

    They play "harder" songs. I am sure they choose this video because it is kinda what they saw at the fair. I attend 90% of the shows in So Cal and I love it!

    1. Thanks Anonymous! I just loved the way they merged these 2 songs but they do play "harder" stuff. Can't wait to see them again.

  3. Then it looks like I'm in for a treat this Friday!

  4. Drawbacks for the piano? Well, the most one was movables however with the tiny keyboard this is often not a problem; but to shop for an honest electrical piano isn't low-cost.


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