Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
Wednesday December 20 2023
7:30PM doors -- music at 8:00PM
••• ALL AGES
$25 in advance / $30 at the door
The El Vez 2023 Mex-mas Show,
hard rock, and retro r&b
spinning the holiday platters
-from Los Angeles, CA
-Although musician/ performance artist Robert Lopez got his start playing in noted LA punk bands The Zeros and Catholic Discipline, it wasn’t long before he started performing as a character that would bring him notoriety for much of the rest of his life – El Vez, The Mexican Elvis. One part parody, one part tribute, and one part commentary about the Mexican-American experience; Lopez has brought levity, as well as darker insights, over the course of more than a dozen albums studded with unconventional Elvis covers like “En El Barrio” (“In The Ghetto”) and “Immigration Time” (“Suspicious Minds”) that are as likely to borrow licks from The King, as they are Public Image Limited, Iggy Pop, Kim Wilde, or The Jam.
In what is nearly a holiday tradition, December finds Lopez again kicking off El Vez’s Mex-Mas tour where he, his band, and his lovely backup singers The Elvettes channel the magic of Christmas through mashed-up and punked-up versions of classic Christmas carols including “I’m Dreaming of a Brown Christmas,” “Now I Wanna Be Santa Claus” and, of course, “Feliz Navidad.” In a show that is at once deeply traditional, and deeply twisted, it’s loaded with choreography, comedy, crazy costume changes, and giant inflatable Santas making for a holiday tradition even the scroogiest of Scrooges can appreciate.
-from Los Angeles, CA
-Chaki is a funky bass player from outer space. He has shared the stage with P-Funk, Fishbone, El Vez, Flipper and more. His stage show slaps.
-from the Bay Area, CA
-The Mutilations are Eric Escobedo, Darian Costa, and Jordan Macapagal. They're childhood friends from San Leandro, California. They love music, film, comedy and make all three--except, maybe, the last one. They've been compared to the Beach Boys.
If the Beach Boys were bad at music, and playing under a highway overpass.
But at the end of the day, The Mutilations are an experience. A cult defined by oddity and a DIY philosophy. They produce their own music videos, demos, and merchandise. Hell, they even do their own tik toks. Well Jordan does.
-from San Francisco, CA
-Spinning the holiday platters