Weekly Wooot -- The Bronx / Mariachi El Bronx


Plenty of post-Coachella options this week with the King Khan & The Shrines/Black Lips collaboration The Almighty Defenders at the Great American Music Hall Tuesday, the previously profiled Japandroids at The Independent Friday and indie rock gods Yo La Tengo at the Fillmore all weekend long.

Our featured act this week is The Bronx, who play The Independent Wednesday. Since 2002, the Los Angeles' based outfit has been churning out hardcore and punk inspired tunes rooted in a similar rock purist tradition as their label owner John Reis' various incarnations (see: Hot Snakes, Rocket From the Crypt, The Night Marchers, Drive Like Jehu). It came as a bit of a surprise then when the band followed through last year on the long promised Mariachi El Bronx, a well-received straightforward and generally ironic-free mariachi record. Wednesday's show will feature full sets from both The Bronx and their mariachi alter-egos, complete with a full horn section and intended to be tasteful charro suits -- be sure to get their early to catch both acts.

As usual, you have a handful of other great options throughout the week, including Cleveland duo Mr. Gnome at Elbo Room tonight, the previously profiled Abe Vigoda with Vampire Weekend at The Fox Theater (tonight and Tuesday) and local garage favorites The Fresh and Onlys at The Eagle Tavern Thursday.

Monday, April 19th
Vampire Weekend, Abe Vigoda @ Fox Theater (Sold Out)
Echo & The Bunnymen, Hatcham Social @ Fillmore $27.50
Band of Skulls, Saint Motel, The 22-20s @ Rickshaw Stop $12
Mr. Gnome, Moonbell, Big Blue Whale @ Elbo Room $7
Bitch, Your Cannons @ Cafe Du Nord $14

Tuesday, April 20th
As Tall As Lions, Bad Veins, Civil Twilight @ Slims $15
Vampire Weekend, Abe Vigoda @ Fox Theater (Sold Out)
Ra Ra Riot @ The New Parish $18
Awesome Color, Hair Police, Glitter Wizard @ Hemlock $8
Killola, Sick Of Sarah, Jonesin @ Thee Parkside
Fleeting Trance, The Hoptown Elders @ El Rio
Gary Numan, Battle Circus @ Fillmore $27.50
Megafaun, Trampled By Turtles, Breathe Owl Breathe @ Independent $12
The Almighty Defenders @ Great American Music Hall $16

Wednesday, April 21st
The Bronx, Violent Soho, Mariachi El Bronx, Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss @ Independent
Camera Obscura, Best Coast @ Great American Music Hall (Sold Out)
Norah Jones, Sasha Dodson @ Fillmore $60
Taargus Taargus, Cola-Cola, What Now? @ Hemlock $6
Talvin Singh, Janaka Selekta @ Bimbos $25

Thursday, April 22nd
Bloody Beetroots, Tenderlions, Nisus @ Independent (Sold Out)
Bare Wires, The Fresh and Onlys, Blank Dogs, Cosmetics @ Eagle Tavern $7

Friday, April 23rd
Japandroids, Avi Buffalo, Pepper Rabbit @ Independent $12
Yo La Tengo, Camera Obscura @ Fillmore $26.50
Baader Brains, Spires, Rank/Xerox, Alqaeda, Send 'em To The Cemetery @ Gilman
Grand Lake, Buckeye Knoll @ Mama Buzz Cafe
Stripmall Architecture, Geographer, Delle Vellum @ Cafe Du Nord $12
He Who Cannot Be Named, Early Graves, Bombe @ Hemlock $7

Saturday, April 24th
Or The Whale, Ghost and The City @ Uptown $10
Sleepy Sun, Little Wings, Late Young @ Rickshaw Stop $12
Yo La Tengo, Thee Oh Sees @ Fillmore $26.50
Picture Atlantic, Bird By Bird, Please Do Not Fight @ Bottom of the Hill $12
Dr. Dog, Sean Bones @ Great American Music Hall (Sold Out)
HIJK, Teen Challenge, Wendy Darling @ Hemlock $6
Rykarda Parasol, Tiny Television, Chambers @ Cafe Du Nord $12
The Wedding Present, Mister Loveless, Surf Cinema @ The Independent $15

Sunday, April 25th
Yo La Tengo, Sic Alps @ Fillmore $26.50
Dr. Dog, Deer Tick @ Great American Music Hall $18
Blue Oyster Cult, Medieval Knievel @ Slim's $30
Emily Wells, Gabriel Kahane and Rob Moose, Timmy Straw @ Cafe Du Nord $12
Shearwater, Wye Oak, Hospital Ships @ Bottom of the Hill $12

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