La Llegadora and Grupo Poderozzo, La Casa del Mariachi, 6/5/12

La Llegadora and Grupo Poderozzo La Casa del Mariachi Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Arizona's banda scene really knows how to party. Decked-out dudes and chicas filled the music hall side of La Casa Del Mariachi last night and danced their asses off. It didn't matter to anyone that it was a school night.

It was a little past 10 p.m. when I got to the restaurant/venue, and by the looks of things, I thought the show had either been canceled or that it was going to be an early night for me after all. Only a handful of people occupied the heavy wooden tables and chairs situated throughout the hall by the time the 15-piece party band, La Llegadora, took the stage. I almost started feeling bad for the guys as they shuffled out, all primped out in chocolate brown coats, purple dress shirts, white pants, and closely cropped hair.

Just then a pack of women filtered in. Then another. Then another. Before long, all of the primo seating areas were full, and partiers were tearing it up.