A night of music with legendary metal mariachi band Metalachi.
THE STORY OF METALACHI…
On a hot summer night in Veracruz Mexico circa 1982,
Consuela Espinoza stumbled out of her dilapidated
shanty and into Rock N Roll history. What began as an
innocent night of snorting horse tranquilzers in a hotel
room with seven members of the village jai alai team
went on to produce the greatest metal band to ever live.
Unhampered by a steady regime of tequila and ill
advised sumo lessons, nine months later five bastard
children where born. Unable to care for her hungry
offspring and concerned that motherhood would
seriously interfere with her Tuesday night Karaoke
league, Consuela hastily packed the babies into the
saddlebags of a burro and sent her children off to
America in search of a better life. Against all odds, 14
years later, and nearly dead from dehydration, the burro
knelt down to drink from the stagnant waters of the Rio
Grande just ouside of Juarez Mexico –mere yards from
the U.S. border. With one fleeting burst of energy the
brothers Espinoza cinco climbed from their leather
restraints and scampered the vast reaches of the river,
collapsing onto the sweet amber hue of American soil. As
if by destiny, lodged in the sand beneath their tanned
faces was a record sleeve upon which were the words
“PARANOID” and “BLACK SABBATH”. For many years to
follow, this definitive black metal album served not only
as a teacher and a mentor..but also as a friend. From
these bleak and humble begins grew the seed that would
eventually be the band we know today. Often referred to
as the greatest heavy metal band to ever live..always
referred to as…METALACHI.
Tickets are $15.00-19.00 and are available at the Orpheum Box Office, Rainbow’s End, and orpheumflagstaff.com.