Knitting Factory and Next Mosh Present
Metalachi - Moved to The Bowery Electric
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 reach 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.
Dangerzone: Killer 80s Soundtracks with VIPER!!
What started as a live immersive action experience of the Top Gun Soundtrack in concert has soared on its mighty wings through the Dangerzone and BEYOND!!
VIPER’s mission: To blow the sunshine off your a** with your favorite tracks from the greatest movie of a generation; and to slay the face melting hits of the most epic decade in movie soundtrack history, from Back to the Future to Ferris Bueller and everything in between.
VIPER is "Maverick" and “Goose" on lead vox and keytar, ”Iceman" on guitar, "Charlie" on bass, and "Slider" on drums. Since it's formation, the band has been critic's picks in The Washington Post, DCist, The Village Voice, and Time Out NY (twice), having rocked everything form dive bars and galleries to massive concert venues and airshows along the east coast!
YOU'RE WELCOME, AMERICA!