Posole has gone through major changes these past few years. It originally started as a fun project when I moved to San Francisco, which ultimately became a five-piece band that led to touring a good part of the country a number of times. This whole chapter in our lives would not have been possible without our loved ones support. Which is why is saddens me to say, that I must leave Posole to make room for a new chapter in my life. We will still be continuing music in different ways, because as musicians we can only do so. Thank you family, friends, and Urban Scandal Records for being there for us, and supporting our music. You have all helped make Posole an amazing experience that we will forever remember. We again thank you for all the love. Once again, We are….Posole. -Daniel Alberto Martinez

We are stoked to announce these national and international tour dates for October!! We can’t wait to see you out there!!! 10.25 at THEE PARKSIDE (SF) SAVE THE DATE!! -Posole

Big thanks to our friends and fans for making Saturday a success! Tour dates for October and a secret free beer laden house show will be announced soon!!

No, Posole does not live in the Hotel Utah. However, we are playing there with some very special guests, Saturday, August 31st and we want you to share your Saturday night partying with us. We are looking forward to it. Besos. 








Bad Daddies (SF)

Live at the Great American Music Hall

SAn Francisco, CA.  June 7th 2013

Photos by Nelson Estrada.

POSOLE!  Coming to your home Nintendo Entertainment System this June!

Come on out and see us!

Come on out and see us!

Boom Boom Room No Justice EP release show

Come visit us at Amoeba!

Come visit us at Amoeba!

Come see us rock the Great American Music Hall!

Come see us rock the Great American Music Hall!

Bay to Breakerz fun timez con Posole

Hi there, I heard you play for a moment at B2B. Loved it. Your band sounds great. What time do you play at the American Music Hall on June 7th?

Hello, glad you dug it! We had an absolute blast playing to everyone that day.  The show at great american starts at 8:00pm, hope to see you there!

Come see us this Friday with our good friends at DNA Lounge.  Hooray!

Get ready for a great Cinco de Mayo Weekend.

Get ready for a great Cinco de Mayo Weekend.

I’m just going to be honest, I’ve never heard of Mariachi-Surf Rock.

And since we’re on the kick of honesty, I’m going to tell you, firmly, I love it.

Daniel Martinez, Blaine Tabor, Blake Ritterman and Mike Johnston are crawling from the dark underbelly of the City by the Bay and emerging as a massive spotlight for the already thickly independent San Francisco.

Under the moniker Posole, the four craft a rolling landscape of horns, surf riffs, Afro-beats and an addicting as hell persona that is definitively their own.

Waltzing comfortably into a place between Latin folk and So-Cal surf-rock, borderline punk, Posole throws down the five-track EP No Justice.

But don’t start thinking this is some “Ring of Fire” folky use of horns. Instead, it comes alive, unlike anything I’ve come across,

Posole builds their EP around a melting pot of influence, yet maintains consistency. Like that scene from Desperado, where each of the musicians meet on the road to battle together one more time, No Justice swaggers open with the infectiously cool “Earthquake Weather .” The rhythmic infusion that lives in “Que Voy Hacer” will get your hips moving like the suave Latin lover you wish you were. If you’re female, I’m pretty sure you’ll still get what I mean. “Trail Of…,” with its vintage analog opening, itches to reach into a Ska-like presence, but reels it in before it ever reaches that point. Posole stretches their rock wings with “Freedom Fighter” while still maintaining a smoky, dark-sunglasses style that will have you lingering to every chord.

The EP comes to a head with “Death March.” The jazzy rock, rolling style stays the course while diving into a vintage quality solo and a very modern surf-rock sound.

If you can imagine for a moment that Johnny Cash, The Ventures and Los Lobos met at a bar owned Bradley Nowell in a lost part of a San Francisco, near the water, and planned a daring, dynamic experiment with the presence of mind to keep their flair and individuality, you’d have Posole.

In just five tracks, Posole is cooler than I could ever be. So rather than keep trying, I’ll accept that there is No Justice and continue to lose myself in the coolness that is Martinez, Tabor, Ritterman and Johnston while proudly claiming I do, in fact, know what Mariachi-Surf Rock is; do you?

Greg, Nanobot Rock Reviews