Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Manic Hispanic

BY: SUZEL GONZALEZ

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It’s that time of the year to dust off those sombreros and prepare for a tequila overload because Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner. For those trying to find a fun, new and cheap way to celebrate La Batalla de Puebla then there is still time to purchase tickets to Manic Hispanic’s show at The Observatory in Santa Barbara, California. With two stages, a mariachi band, a taco bar, margaritas, special cocktails and even piñatas this will surely be great and unique way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Manic Hispanic is a classic punk rock cover band from Orange County and Los Angeles, California. They have gained many devoted followers with their interesting and amusing Chicano culture inspired versions of punk rock and hardcore standard songs. Members of Manic Hispanic have been involved with many other bands: The Adolescents, Cadillac Tramps, The Grabbers, Punk Rock Karaoke, The X-Members, 22 Jacks, Final Conflict and Agent Orange.

If punk rock music is not for you and the promise of tacos and margaritas is not enough to get you through the door there is no need to worry, because Manic Hispanic is not just punk rocker friendly. With their unique old school cholo look and witty songs titles like “Rudy Cholo,” “She Turned Into La Llorona,” and “Menudo Morning Nightmare” this band has the right humor to attract fans of many different music preferences. To check out some of Manic Hispanic’s music catalog make sure to stop by the band's MySpace page.

The show will take place on Sunday, May 5th and will feature Manic Hispanic with, CJ Ramone, Channel 3, and The Henchman. Tickets are $17.00 and doors will open at 7:00 p.m. For more information on this show visit The Observatory website.