music review: Pinata Protest Plethora

Pinata Protest Plethora

This appears to be the first full length CD by this South Texas band and it is pretty rad, actually. At times it sounds like a combination of The Dropkick Murphys and a Mexican mariachi band, at other times I think I hear the elements of Klezmer punk in it… This music is full of so much heart and soul of the modern North American/Mexican latin influence and the great thing is these guys are having a full on party here! Along with the Spanish lyrics that sart off the CD there’s the horns and mariachi accordian as well as a scorching electric guitar. The words change to English a bit later on and again I swear I hear the swaggar of Irish/Brit punk in there. It’s refreshing to say the least, a very fun CD. The title is reminiscent of the Ramones’ Beat Up The Brat… And pinatas, seriously, what a grim way to teach the little ones to take out their aggression. Punk rawk!!! (sautexmedia.com, myspace.com/pinataprotest) RR

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