The Chamanas’ songs are sung entirely in Spanish. Whether you’re fluent or not, Amalia Mondragon’s voice is so beautiful and beguiling that you’re bound to be moved. See for yourself when her outfit stops by the Bunkhouse on Sunday for a show with Without Wolves. Tickets are $5; the show’s at 8 p.m.
Uli Jon Roth’s “Ultimate Guitar Experience” tour is due at LVCS on Wednesday. Once a member of the Scorpions, the influential fretman has inspired countless guitarists, including Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, who calls his “Sails of Charon” solo “mind-blowing.” Tickets for the show, which also features Jennifer Batten and Andy Timmons, are $17 to $20.
While there are always a host of noteworthy tribute shows happening here, it’s worth heading to House of Blues on Friday for this one. Blasphemous Rumors, which takes its name a Depeche Mode tune, obviously, takes its cues from Dave Gahan and company, while Rio channels, you got it, Duran Duran. Tickets are $12 to $15; the show’s at 7 p.m.
Former Killswitch Engage frontman Howard Jones, who stepped away from making metal a few years ago when the limelight became wearisome, is back in business with a new band, the Devil You Know, due at LVCS on Sunday with EMDF, My Own Nation, Dim and Autumn in Stitches. Tickets are $8 to $10; the show’s at 8 p.m.
Rockin’ in the free world
Looking to rock out without having to empty your wallet? Black Mongoose — an outfit comprising Doug Aldrich of Whitesnake and Dio, Brian Tichy of Foreigner and Billy Idol, and Francesco Dicosmo of Thin Lizzy and Montrose — is playing Friday at Count’s Vamp’d with Leaving Springfield. Admission is free and the show starts at 10 p.m.