Paleo Festival Nyon, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The crowd at Paleo couldn’t keep up with La Pulqueria Friday 24 July. The energy level on the stage was reminiscent of the Large Hadron Collider at Cern – well, when it works – and lead singer Huracán Romántica exhorted the crowd in very passable French to dance, to DANCE. He even went into the crowd and gave people liberal shots of tequila from a bottle in an effort to get them fired up.
Hard Spanish rock combined with Mexican influences that the band dubs “hard Mariachi” is a decent description, but doesn’t do justice to the range of musical influences these seven musicians master. They manage to mix the traditional off-beat rhythm of the ranchera with a Mariachi-style brass band, and great guitar work. Obviously inspired by Maná, Mexico’s answer to U2, these boys from Valencia, Spain were a treat.
Pity about the crowd, though.