Heavy metal godfathers Black Sabbath are the launching point for local musical pranksters Mac Sabbath. But instead of being yet another slavish re-creation that can’t hold a candle to the original, this L.A. band throws classic metal anthems such as “Paranoid” and “Children of the Grave” through a meat grinder and turns them into satirical screeds skewering the fast-food industry. The two aforementioned Sabbath fan favorites become “Pair-a-Buns” and “Chicken for the Slaves,” and are performed by nightmarish costumed characters that are loosely based on a clown named Ronald and his friends. The live Mac Sabbath experience resembles a bad acid trip inside a McDonald’s playhouse. The irreverence of the evening will be amplified by an appearance from Dwarves, a band that has a 30-year history of delivering shock-punk odes to sex and drugs such as “Fuck You Up and Get High.”
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