Some things go surprisingly well together. Like peanut butter and pickles. Or heavy metal and mariachi music. Meet Metalachi, who consider themselves the world's "first and only heavy metal mariachi band." And they're probably right. The group covers songs like "Crazy Train," "Run to the Hills," and even "Living on a Prayer" with a glorious mariachi flourish—and it's not uncommon for some very special guests to join them for a song or two (Robert Sarzo?!). It's sleeveless denim vests and sombreros. It's electric guitar solos and trumpets. It's weird and we like it. Throw back a couple shots of tequila and catch them this Thursday night as they light up the Slidebar's stage.
Thu., Feb. 28, 9 p.m., 2013