photos by Chris La Putt, words by Andrew Frisicano
I'm pretty sure Davila 666, a six-piece rock outfit from Puerto Rico, don't have much stake in Mexican-American holidays. Regardless they obliged the attendees of Vice's Cinco de Mayo party/concert/open-bar on Thursday night, with a set of Spanish-language rock to the largely-inebriated-on-free-tequila crowd. The sound wasn't that great, and the guys do much better when not penned in by the ropes of a wrestling ring, but still, the band managed a set similar to their Cake Shop performance a few weeks back: all of the fast songs and very little filler. The live show doesn't sound much like their excellent new album, Tan Bajo, but that's ok, both are worth hearing.
After their gear got cleared away Silverio, a Mexican comedian/musician with a moptop and a shimmery suit, regaled the crowd with bawdy humor (also in Spanish), before introducing a pair of luchadores. The wrestlers grappled for a few minutes, drinks flying at them through the air, before spilling into the crowd to search for the culprits. Afterwards, they posed for pictures.
More pictures from the night, and some videos too, below...