Robert Bush 6:31 p.m., May 18
María y José
Genre: Latin | Tejano
RIYL: Los Macuanos, El Hijo de la Diabla
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Influences: Los Macuanos, Bostich & Fussible, El Guincho, Heroes de Silencio, Nortec Collective, El Hijo de la Diabla, Pitbull, Tego Calderon, Ivy Queen, Hector y Tito, El Guincho, Pescozada
Tony Gallardo -- aka María y José -- formerly fronted the experimental pop band Unsexy Nerd Ponies. 24 years-old in 2011, he specializes in a Mexican genre known as ruidosón. The sounds are based around electronic techno music and samples, mixed with Latin swing, cumbia, norteño, and grupero, with topical lyrics dealing with contemporary religion and social concerns, particularly as they relate to inner cities.