Marca MP Bring Cali Corridos to New York City 

The California based Mexican corrido group Marca MP arrived to New York City’s Palladium Times Square this past weekend for a nearly sold out show at the venue. With a line formed out front, the band was in for a warm welcoming. We arrived to a packed house for the opening band, which was really just Marca MP’s backup band. Playing covers of famous Mexican tracks, they had the crowd singing along to every song. After about an hour, lead singer Chato came out to serenade the crowd with “Ya Se Acabo.”

The show was full of women throwing their underwear up on stage to the band, with Chato at some point wrapping a bra around his head. The band played original songs as well as popular covers, even singing happy birthday to those turning a year older in the crowd. A few fights broke out in the crowd but the audience was in harmony for the majority of the show, drinking and dancing together. Chato even brought up a fan to play “Ya Se Acabo” with him, and brought out fans who made a special blanket with his picture on it as well. The band played for a surprising 3 hours together, what was a very long setlist from a headliner.

Mayra Ramales
Mayra Ramales
Mayra Ramales founded The Sound Live in 2014, with the goal of highlighting underground talent. By creating a media platform, she aimed to expand accessibility to music journalist for up-and-coming writers and media creators. She completed her undergraduate degree at NYU and a dual masters at the University of Texas at Austin. She hopes to maintain The Sound Live as a DIY hub for everyday creatives.