DC BRAY 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY!
THE STORY OF METALACHI… On a hot summer night in Veracruz Mexico circa 1982, Consuela Espinoza stumbled out of her dilapidated shanty and into Rock N Roll history. What began as an innocent night of snorting horse tranquilzers in a hotel room with seven members of the village jai alai team went on to produce the greatest metal band to ever live. Unhampered by a steady regime of tequila and ill advised sumo lessons, nine months later five bastard children where born. Unable to care for her hungry offspring and concerned that motherhood would seriously interfere with her Tuesday night Karaoke league, Consuela hastily packed the babies into the saddlebags of a burro and sent her children off to America in search of a better life. Against all odds, 14 years later, and nearly dead from dehydration, the burro knelt down to drink from the stagnant waters of the Rio Grande just ouside of Juarez Mexico –mere yards from the U.S. border. With one fleeting burst of energy the brothers Espinoza cinco climbed from their leather restraints and scampered the vast reaches of the river, collapsing onto the sweet amber hue of American soil. As if by destiny, lodged in the sand beneath their tanned faces was a record sleeve upon which were the words “PARANOID” and “BLACK SABBATH”. For many years to follow, this definitive black metal album served not only as a teacher and a mentor..but also as a friend. From these bleak and humble begins grew the seed that would eventually be the band we know today. Often referred to as the greatest heavy metal band to ever live..always referred to as…METALACHI.
Atomic Mosquitos have been buzzing around the DC/VA/Baltimore area since 2001. Their unique brand of Surf/Instrumental Rock with a theremin can be best described as Link Wray, the Ventures and Dick Dale in a blender hurling through outer space.
Over the years, they have released four full-length CDs, Atomic Mosquitos S/T, Release the Mosquitos, Meltdown, and Bug Music for Bug People. They have also appeared on several various artist compilations including “Lemme Take You to the Beach” a surf/instrumental tribute to Frank Zappa, also a tribute to the musicals Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar (or Surferstar in this case).
The Mosquiitos have been privileged and honored to share the stage with many great acts including: Dick Dale, Southern Culture on the Skids, Laika and the Cosmonauts, The Bottle Rockets, Igor and the Red Elvises, Rosie Flores and many more.