As far as Puerto Rican boy bands with American crossover appeal go, Davila 666 easily beats out Menudo with its balls-out ability to rock, though there's definitely some overlap in the wearing of leather jackets, chaps, and accessories.
Offering both clean garage pop and raw rock 'n' roll, Davila 666's shit is just as catchy as a Mariah Carey song, and it's all sung in Spanish.
The sextet's 2008 self-titled debut LP was released via In the Red, a Los Angeles-based record label known for popularizing some of the last half-decade's most talented emerging rock acts, including the Black Lips and the late Jay Reatard.
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Over the last three years, Davila 666 have toured their way across the U.S. more several times, and just got back from playing in Europe. This Tuesday, the boricua crew will be returning to the filthy but lovable dive Churchill's Pub to play alongside Lake Worth psych outfit Love Handles, local all-girl band Snakehole, punk foursome Heartstrings, and teen duo the Ticks.
Davila 666 with Snakehole, Love Handles, Ticks, and Heartstrings. Tuesday, March 1. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. The show starts at 9 p.m. Call 305-757-1807 or visit churchillspub.com.