While their moniker conjures images of what Satan might prefer to drink for breakfast, Jucifer's sonic presence is a veritable smorgasbord of delicious and confounding sounds. Frontwoman Amber Valentine wields as much versatility in her elastic vocal presence as she does in her wall-of-sound guitar playing, vacillating naturally between sweet whisper and primal scream. Drummer Edgar Livengood, Valentines husband and constant touring companion, is as tasteful as he is powerful, backing his super vixen with equal parts style and substance. Jucifer alone is reason to head to El Corazon, but the local support on the bill is also phenomenal and includes math-y metal mavens Lesbian, doom-driven stoner sludge courtesy of Sod Hauler and unapologetically classic shredding via Plaster. Lube up your ears, kids, this is gonna be one beautifully brutal orgy of rock. With Ubik.
Fri., Aug. 28, 8 p.m., 2009