For Immediate Release: California Center for the Arts, Escondido Presents Mexrrissey

Escondido, California — :

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
California Center for the Arts, Escondido
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
Tickets: $35-$45 / Time: 7:30 pm 

Escondido, CA — Friday, September 16, 2016 — The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is proud to present the Morrissey-obsessed ensemble Mexrrissey on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 in the Center Theater at 7:30 pm. In advance of the show at 6 pm, the Center hosts the 21st Annual Dia de los Muertos festival featuring special celebratory cultural activities free of charge for the whole family. Mexrrissey has managed to seriously remix Morrissey’s most venerable hits into Spanish by lacing them with Latin beats, brass, accordion and other elements to create a truly unmatchable signature sound. Interviews and hi-res images are available upon request.

Mexrrissey consists of an incredible team of heavy hitters from Mexico’s rock and pop world, including bandleader Camilo Lara – the DJ behind the respected electronica outfit Mexican Institute of Sound. Mexrrissey also features Chetes (guitar), Jay De La Cueva (bass), Alejandro Flores (violin), Alex Escobar (trumpet), Ricardo Najera (drums), and Ceci Bastida (keys). Vocals are shared between four band members who also add other flavors live from a range of traditional instruments.

Their debut album, No Manchester, was produced by Camilo Lara and mixed by Jack Lahana, who is a GRAMMY Award winner for his work with Daft Punk and Phoenix. “No Manchester” is a Mexican slang phrase meaning “no way,” or “Are you kidding me?” The album’s compositions were born in Manchester and after having grown up, changed their hair and clothes, they’re now living in Mexico under an assumed name: Mexrrissey.

Mexrissey’s first try out show in Mexico City was followed by an immediate sold out main stage debut at the Barbican at The La Linea Festival in London. Mexrrissey has had an incredible trajectory right from the start and have extensively toured throughout the UK, including an emotional sold out performance in Manchester, in addition to triumphant shows at BAM in New York and The Regent in Los Angeles.

Prior to the Mexrrissey concert, the 21st Annual Dia de los Muertos festival invites guests to create altars to remember and honor loved ones in a special area on the grounds of the Museum. The festival also includes live music, face painting, sugar skull decorating as well as food and crafts available for purchase. Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts will present a production of “Mexico…Vive Su Folklor” that brings the history of Mexico to life through teatro, ballet, folklorico, and live folk music.

Experience a unforgettable evening of cultural festivities and music as Mexrrissey pays homage to Morrissey on November 1, 2016!



About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

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