La Hell Gang come blasting out of a repurposed monastery near Santiago, Chile, where they record their albums, help run their own label, and put out some of the most potent psychedelic rock in the Americas. Now, finally and thankfully, they’re on their first full U.S. tour. Their 2009 debut Just What Is Real — with a photo of the words “HELL GANG” carved bloodily into guitarist KB’s chest as an album cover — was raw, haunted and poisonously lysergic, sounding like Ron Asheton taking over guitar for early Spacemen 3. But while other bands on their label BYM (for Blow Your Mind, naturally) got traction stateside, La Hell Gang seemed to fade away … until an unexpected resurrection this year, with a new album on Mexican Summer that’s deeper, darker and (yes) a little more hellish. It’s a must–mind blow for all devotees of the heavy.
Sun., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., 2014
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