After months of warning online that “Aparato is coming” the Jarocho-Rock hybridistas finally
introduced themselves for the first time to an Orange County audience on Saturday as part of
the eclectic line-up assembled for Santa Ana's Downtown Summer Block Party. In a parking
lot on the corner of Third and Bush Street, curious onlookers, as well as concert headliners La
Santa Cecilia, were exposed the LA/OC band's audio experiment mixing Mexican traditional
instruments with a post-punk aesthetic.
Returning to front and center was lead singer, keyboardist, guitarist Cat whose previous Anaheim-based band Mystery Hangup was critically regarded for its all-female indie-experimental rock sounds. After a brief stint with LA's Strangely Attractive, she has found a new musical home teaming with LA-based guitarist Alexandro Hernandez and drummer Josh Duron to form the core of Aparato.