Holy huaraches, El Vez brings his Mex-Mas cheer to town tonight!

El Vez: This is not what we had in mind for the Yule Log!

Talk about short notice!

Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone? just realized this morning that Mex-Mas is upon us. December chill is in the air, and the scent of corn tortillas baking on the stone is everywhere, along with bags of oranges in red plastic stockings.

And you know what else Mex-Mas brings:

A visit from the one, the only El Vez (aka The Mexican Elvis).

That visit for New Yorkers is tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 5)  at Littlefield, 622 DeGraw St., Brooklyn. Tickets are $20 and available by clicking this link.

Doors are at 8 p.m. Comedian Jessica Delfino opens, followed by Corn Mo. And then, at 9:45, Mex-Mas will arrive!

Sorry for the late notice, but El Vez didn’t keep us posted on his tour dates this year. El Vez has done an annual Merry Mex-Mas tour for a long time. (El Vez 4 Prez is is other specialty, but that’s really only every four years.)

El Vez in New York City on his Mex-Mas tour 2009. (Photo © 2009, Steven P. Marsh)

El Vez in New York City on his Mex-Mas tour 2009. (Photo © 2009, Steven P. Marsh)

But he’s been bad about Mex-Mas  (Santa, please take note!) in recent years.

As his alter ego, Robert Lopez, has gotten busy with some other projects — including theater projects and a reunion of his first band, The Zeros — the tradition has taken a few hits. He hasn’t done a proper Mex-Mas tour in the New World since 2009 — he was in Europe last December and didn’t tour at all at Mex-Mastime 2010.

But he’s back and bringing his Mex-Mas joy to Brooklyn tonight, and that’s all that really matters.

You’ll find him full of energy and holiday cheer, expressed in his inimitable Elvis-tinged borrowings from the junk heap of a half-century of pop music — melded with traditional Christmas sounds from over an even longer period.

If you’re not in the holiday mood, stop by tonight. El Vez will set you straight.


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