Photo courtesy of the band Brujeria


Sun., Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m. 2017

Location Info:

The Mayan
1038 S. Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA  90015
There is indeed a lot of black magic in Brujeria, both in their name (“witchcraft” in Spanish) and in the L.A. metal band’s sound. Pocho Aztlan, the group’s first studio album in 16 years, is a throttling collection of grindcore tempos riddled with pointedly rebellious lyrics that mix the profane (“Profecía del Anticristo”) with the political (“Plata o Plomo”). While some metal bands prefer to get lost in a fairy-tale land of mythological imagery, Brujeria use their savage and scabrous vocals to expose real-life inequities on both sides of the border. There is tremendous power in those forceful slabs of sound — and even more in the band’s sarcastic, brutal lyrics. San Antonio’s Piñata Protest take high-stepping punk rock energy and weave it with traditional strains of Tex-Mex accordion in a very unusual combination.
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