Mermelada Bunch Brings Jam Band Insanity and Venezuelan Beer to La Covacha October 22
|Don't mess with Mermelada.|
In other words, this bunch -- vocalists Pipo Ramirez and Leo Colina, guitarist Toto Fernández, bassist Kiky Rincón, drummer David Schlesinger, percussionist Juan Paúl Hernández, and utility man Armandito Hernández -- is a totally manic party band.
Specializing in effervescent odes to alcohol and good times like 2002's "Commando Borracho" ("Drunk Commando") and 2007's "Hijos de la Cerveza" ("Sons of Beer"), Mermelada fills entire arenas with giant giddy crowds throughout Central America, Mexico, and the band's home country.
Here in Miami, though, the six-piece will play a more modestly sized venue -- La Covacha. But just give the six-piece a couple years and a few return trips. No doubt, the Bunch will soon stir the American Airlines Arena into a big bowl of sticky, sweaty jam band insanity.
With Malayerba and ADM. Friday, October 22. La Covacha, 10730 NW 25th St., Miami. The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets cost $20 in advance via wantickets.com. Call 305-594-3717 or visit lacovacha.com.