It was a deadly and weird weekend in music

There are two weekend items regarding death and destruction in the world of music.

Item 1: Five people shot in Mexico City by assassins posing as a mariachi band

If you’ve ever been to Mexico, you’ll know that mariachi bands are everywhere, especially in the country’s public places and plazas. Friday night a group of men dressed in mariachi bands walked into a Mexico City restaurant and opened fire, killing five people. The motive? Unknown. The shooting took place in Plaza Garibaldi. The shooters escaped on motorcycles.

There is video of the killing. Gunshots can be heard as someone places “La Cucaracha” on a harp.

(Via CNN)

Item 2: Two dead and three very ill after drug overdoses at an Australian music festival.

A man and a woman, both in their twenties are dead after ODing at the Defqon.1 music festival in Sydney. Three other people are listed as critically ill. Another 13 people were sent to the hospital with drug-related issues while 700 (!!!) sought some kind of medical assistance.

More details here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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