With over thirty years of experience, the group massacre You don’t have to pass exams before anyone else. It is already one of Argentina’s classic rock bands and has a style and personality that shines in all kinds of situations and formats.
However, the return to big theater rex, more than 10 years after the presentation of Ringo in 2012 it represented a new challenge in his career, and above all the possibility of taking advantage of a unique and historical environment.
Massacre underscored the significance by announcing the concert as “Riesgo Rex,” making it clear that it wasn’t just another show in his career.
a string quartet
One of the biggest novelties of the concert was the sum of a string quartet directed by violinist Javier Casalla, which provided symphonic arias, delicacy and epic moments. Also, in some topics it was added the pianist Ayelén Secches.
The result was an intense and exciting display of different elements of rock culture, from the spirit of skate-rock to the psychedelic flight and natural strength of rock. As they themselves said, “an extrasensory experience”.
First of all, as always, the singer Walas, with his overflowing charisma and eccentricity. He came in, for example, in a hooded fur coat that could very well be a cat costume, with boots and a skirt.
The rest of the band also packed a special wardrobe, from Tordo’s red suit, to drummer Charly Carnota’s leather jacket, to bassist Luciano Facio’s leather pants and tailcoat combo, and to the glitters on Fico’s shirt.
The beginning, already with the string quartet on stage, was with The shipwhere Walas took advantage of the microsecond of one of his cuts to greet with a “Hello!”.
then it came river alwayswith theremin intro, and now without the strings they followed one another I am sorry for you (with tambourine and choirs and clapping from the whole theatre), Dear Eugenia, daughter of God, celebrity AND I read you backwards.
At the back, a large video screen projected abstract images, movies or a preacher in the case of the hit. god girl.
Walas asked if everyone was okay in a show sitting in the seats, asked for permission to remove the heavy jacket and warned several times “Don’t do it at home because it can explode.”
Wearing a soldier’s helmet, the singer started with death to the pharaoh and I hooked it masterfully (as usual). Heroes by David Bowie.
A fan asked for a “B-side” song and it came right away loyal to the mountaina theme of ufo bible who don’t usually play live and who had a great solo by Tordo Mondello.
Blue light tinged the theater during Riesgo and a typical doll from the Walas collection accompanied it inside The eighth wonderwith another great guitar solo.
Another rock date came with a stretch of Tomorrow, who knows of the Beatles a micubicimmersing the show in a mesmerizing psychedelic tone.
the final stretch
they also passed Sofia, The Super Lookouts, if they want they can fly AND She goesuntil Walas announced a short break to drink water, but not before making uncharacteristic hints at the controversy over the new Mermaid from Disney.
Upon his return he began an acoustic section with piano, violin and drums, where anthological versions of Desire, lots of love AND 1984where the band came together and shaped a truly epic finale.
The farewell came later Butterfly AND they will inherit the earthreserving hits for encores The Queen of Mars AND Plan B: desire for satisfaction.
Massacre won the challenge of returning to the Gran Rex with a unique show that served – once again – to confirm its originality, energy and capacity for change, always within the broad rock terrain of recent decades .
Massacre at the Gran Rex, Friday 19 May.
Qualification: Very good
Musicians: Walas (vocals), Pablo Mondello (guitars), Charly Carnota (drums), Fico Piskorz (guitar and keyboards) and Luciano Facio (bass).
Guests: Javier Casalla (violin), Mariano Malamud (viola), Karmen Rencsar (cello), Sara Tubbia Ryan (violin) and Ayelén Secches (piano).
Charles Hurd is an entertainment journalist for News Rebeat. He brings a fresh and engaging voice to the world of pop culture, covering the latest developments in film, television, music, and more.