Altadena’s Wild Records specializes in undiluted knock-you-on-your-ass rock —really, if it involves the kind of adjectives you’d dedicate to a particularly vicious whiskey, it works perfectly for the music they make. And this Day of the Dead show collects three of their best. The Rhythm Shakers (who have a firecracker of a new 45 out now on Wild) do Wanda Jackson-style rockabilly; the Hi-Strung Ramblers deliver amped-up stripped-down primitive rock ‘n’ roll, and Pachuco Jose y Los Diamantes do swinging zoot-suit era R&B. There’s also free tequila tasting, face painting, and showgoers are invited to help build a Day of the Dead altar. For Dia de los Muertos, MOLAA made the best possible call with this bill—three band that’ll heal the sick and raise the dead.
Fri., Nov. 2, 8 p.m., 2012