One-man sludge/doom outfit Hell—and its ungoogleable mastermind/multi-instrumentalist M.S.W.—has been cranking out funereal metal since 2009. Hailing from Salem, Ore., Hell has released three eponymously titled full-length cassettes: Hell, Hell II and Hell III. And yes, Hell is coming to Barelas. Catch the dark lord of metal at The Tannex (1417 Fourth Street SW) on Friday, Sept. 13. Starting at 8:30pm, triskaidekaphobia sufferers are invited to face their fear head-on and catch Hell for it. Santa Fe-based drone/doom trio Drought, sleaze-thrash threesome [H]ohm and Dame Radon (Lady Uranium’s alter ego) open, and admittance to this all-ages gig is only five bucks.
New Orleans native and Americana singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier (pron. go-SHAY) has been there. Now residing in Nashville, Gauthier has wrestled many demons over the course of her life—including alcoholism, coming to terms with her own sexuality and making it as an out lesbian in a largely heteronormative industry—and she’s now using her hard-worn success to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Peace Talks Radio. This monthly radio series is devoted to peacemaking and nonviolent conflict resolution strategy. Gauthier performs at a benefit for Good Radio Shows, Inc. and Peace Talks Radio on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale SE) at 7:30pm. Tickets to the all-ages fundraiser are $25. For more info, visit peacetalksradio.org.
Aptly named mariachi-metal quintet Metalachi calls Hollywood home, but their schtick is more Ciudad Juárez than Rodeo Drive. High camp and stories of horse tranquilizers and hotel rooms dominate the biographical info hyped by the act. If you ever wanted to hear mariachi renditions of Dio’s “Rainbow in the Dark,” Motörhead’s “Ace of Spades,” Iron Maiden’s “Run to the Hills” or Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” this concert is for you. Fashion, showmanship, chops—Metalachi has their niche carved out. Don a sombrero, zebra-print spandex and leather when Metalachi rocks Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW) on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The 21-and-over show revs up at 9pm and runs you about eight bones.