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Gato Loco is an instant party — a wild, instrumental explosion of horns and beats harnessed into an avant-garde “psycho-mambo” group with a dizzying array of influences, pulling from jazz, rock, and latin sounds and grooves. The whole New York-based crew of Stefan Zeniuk (tenor & bass saxes), Tim Vaughn (trombone), Joe Exley (tuba), Lilly Maase (guitars), Ari Folman-Cohen (bass), Kevin Garcia (drums), and Rich Stein (percussion) crammed into the studio at Serious Business Music to blow it out and chat with Maia about how their memorable sound got to where it is now.
One man’s musical journey from the streets of Brazil to the heart of Manhattan’s jazz community
Mariachi El Bronx is the alter ego of the LA-based punk band The Bronx. Begun when the band challenged themselves to adapt their music for an acoustic set, they took it one step forward and reinvented themselves as a traditional Latin band, and have continued to develop that in tandem with their louder, electric side. The whole crew crammed into Saltlands Studio to share some songs and chat with Maia.
Today we have a very special show because all the music is entirely new!!! It’s that time of the year when everyone’s on tour, and everyone’s got new music that’s coming out. We’re pretty much rolling in riches. We’ve got new tracks from everyone to No Joy to Teen Daze to Cayucas. Plus, it’s Fan Week here at BTR, so maybe you can find a brand new band to be a brand new fan of! We’re musical matchmakers here at BTR.
It’s another fantastic Saturday here on BTR! I start the show off with a new song and an old song, both with similar structures to their titles and themes! From there, we get a bunch of great new stuff, and some old stuff, too, including Latin, hip-hop, and the always unclassifiable dunkelbunt! Plus, don’t forget to follow BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud.
A chance discovery that would lead two songwriters from different parts of the world together

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