Smashing together traditional Mexican regional styles like cumbia, mambo, and mariachi with a keen indie rock sensibility and an electronic edge, Orkesta Mendoza is a band of undeniable vibrancy. Their music is raucous and vigorous, but with the focus and dedication of a band of truly exceptional musicians. Led by multi-instrumentalist Sergio Mendoza, Orkesta Mendoza’s music evokes the idiosyncratic cultural and musical blend of the Mexican-American border, while paying homage in rhythm and mood to the ’60s rock Mendoza grew up listening to. Described by Joey Burns, of Calexico, as “epic and soulful,” Orkesta Mendoza bring their latest album, ¡Vamos A Guarachar! to AMP for a night of dynamic sounds.