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Metalachi at The Black Sheep show preview

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Metalachi, with Thegoodmorningaccordionterrorist, Monday, July 23, 7 p.m., $5-$15, 2106 E. Platte Ave., blacksheeprocks.com, 227-7625.
  • Metalachi, with Thegoodmorningaccordionterrorist, Monday, July 23, 7 p.m., $5-$15, 2106 E. Platte Ave., blacksheeprocks.com, 227-7625.
Venerable shock-jock Howard Stern has described Metalachi as “the perfect blend of metal and mariachi,” which is pretty tough to dispute given that there’s no one else out there doing that. Despite the mostly acoustic instrumentation of Kiko Kane (guitarron), El Cucuy (trumpet), Paco Halen (guitar) and Queen Kyla Vera (violin), the Southern California act’s sound is frequently more metal than mariachi. Let’s just say you would NOT want these characters strolling over to your candlelit booth in the middle of a marriage proposal. And who can forget their LED-trimmed sombreros, Vega de la Rockha’s credibly heavy metal vocals, and those syncopated covers of classic rock hits like Ozzy’s “Crazy Train” and Alice in Chains’ “Man in the Box”? Put them all together, and you’ve got a band that can sustain interest for a full-length set, which is something few other novelty acts can claim.

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