Davila 666

Puerto Rican garage rock combo Davila 666 plays a fierce ... woah, woah. Wait a minute. Garage rock from Puerto Rico? Does that even exist? Indeed it does, and although Davila 666 may be lonely (if not alone) in their stylistic endeavors, the group brings an unbridled ferocity to their recordings – and, more notably, their explosive live shows, which have quickly developed something of a mythic reputation. With strong melodies and a sense of pop classicism providing a counterweight to their noisy and energetic performances, Davila 666 has been tearing across the U.S. on their recent tour, turning curious onlookers into evangelical true-believers; their two (yes, two!) Seattle shows this week are more than likely to be barnburners. Not only is the band in the spiritual home of U.S. garage rock, but they're also as far away from their island home as they've been all tour, which means they're gonna be a little tweaked and a little dirty, which are pretty much the fundamental elements for a bruising garage rock show. With Mannequin Men, Idle Times, the Backward Masks. JASON FERGUSON

Sat., Sept. 5, 9:30 p.m., 2009

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