In any given calendar year, there are countless Buffalo shows scheduled for those who’d like to end a work week with a night of soothing vocals and gentle strumming.
Unfortunately for this set, this week’s Matadors show at the Tralf (622 Main Street) on March 11 will not satiate these desires for calm. Self-proclaimed originators of a genre branched off rockabilly called “horrorbilly,” the St. Thomas, Ont. trio of Joel “Hooch” Parkins, “Creepin’” Jeff Sheppard and Bob Carvell aren’t exactly experts at delivering toned-down tunes meant to melt stress from the psyche of the working stiff.
Instead, their devilish, thumping tunes are meant to melt faces, awaken the Prince of Darkness and, in the process, chase away your problems with the power of hell-spun rock 'n’ roll.
Still rolling off 2014’s stomp-inducing “Say You Love Satan,” the band will be making its first visit to Buffalo in nearly a decade. And to celebrate, it's bringing friends in the form of the concocted 90-year-old Butch Haller and his Chesterfield Ramblers. Guitarists come in all shapes and sizes, but only one can call octogenarians “young punks.” That’s the suspenders-wearing Haller, who will add yet another oddity to a planned rollicking night over Main Street.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 (box office, Ticketmaster).