Last time through for Davila 666, there was much hand-wringing from their camp about just where could the pride of Puerto Rico play in Miami on a Tuesday without an audience consisting of palmetto bugs.
It is true that it is hard to pull teeth in this town on Tuesday, let alone the strange amalgam of hipsters and rockers that are immersed in garage rock. But with a little help from their friends, the Jacuzzi Boys, Davila 666's 2009 Churchill's debut was successful enough to warrant kicking off their 2011 campaign tonight in the house that Dave Daniels built.
The Jacuzzi Boys will be drinking at churchill's tonight, instead of playing - but that's no reason to avoid going to the gig. Davila's brand new Lp "Tan Bajo" is an explosion of lo-fi, grimy hooks that Joey Ramone's ghost would be proud of. It's easy to imagine Joey banging his head to "Tan Bajo'" as it encompasses everything he lived his life for: 60s girl groups, The Stooges, and The Ramones.
So in that blithe spirit, (hey, ho, let's) go see Davila 666's first US gig of 2011tonight. As it's rare that the Magic City get's the first crack at a band's new material, it's in every Miami Music lover's interest to pack the joint tonight.