Event

DANTE'S PRESENTS

METALACHI

with El Gordo
Dante's
350 West Burnside Street, Portland, OR
Fri January 21, 2022
Doors: 8:00 pm / SHOW: 9:00 pm PST
Ages 21 and Up
$20.00

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 OFFICAL BIO

eventually be the band we know today. Often referred to as the greatest heavy metal band to ever live..always referred to as...METALACHI.        

METALACHI
El Gordo
El GORDO (El Buckster, guitar; Gordo, vocals) spent their formative years roaming the mean streets of suburban Portland, fighting, fornicating and filling their aural orifices with an astounding array of musical styles and sounds. An amalgam of hardscrabble experiences and eccentric influences, El GORDO channel their inspiration into a soul-searching and smile-inducing setlist of songs reflecting their fluctuating feelings and evoking a multitude of emotions. From captivating covers to enrapturing original numbers, with cues ranging from Sinatra to Spinal Tap, El GORDO lay their labile moods on the line and at your feet, urging you to follow and join their singalong of the senses! SEE!--The sordid spectacle! HEAR!--The salacious sounds! SMELL!-- The perspiration of the rock 'n' roll senstaion! FEEL!-- The many moods and assorted attitudes of El GORDO!