You know, nothing says the holidays quite like El Vez, the Mexican Elvis. El Vez signifies everything that is Christmas in America : glitter, excess, frenetic action, and joyful noise. He is not to be missed.
I caught El Vez’s holiday show this weekend at the Mercury Lounge with Cindy and our friend Amy, who is El Vez’s numero uno fan. El Vez puts on an incredible concert — mixing Latin culture, Elvis kitsch, and serious musicianship into one spicy menudo of entertainment. His holiday show includes both his greatest hits like "En El Barrio" and "Lordy Miss Lupe" and holiday-themed numbers like "Brown Christmas," "the Dreidel Song" and even "All I Want for Christmas… Is a New President." And of course, El Vez has a whole wardrobe of Christmas themed costumes, each one shinier and kinkier than the last.
I got some awesome pictures from the front of the stage of the man in action. Thanks, Amy!