Livestreaming event co-hosted by KCRW’s Anthony Valadez and LVV’s own Miss Rita featuring Mexican wrestling, burlesque, and comedy.
In partnership with KCRW’s “Summer Club,” Lucha VaVOOM—Los Angeles’ longest-running, most celebrated variety show, where Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, and comedy collide—presents a one-night livestreaming event, Stay-In VaVOOM, on Thursday, September 3rd from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm PDT. This event is free for KCRW members and for non-member tickets are available with any donation amount ($1 minimum) at EventBrite.com. A donation of $30 or more will enroll you in KCRW’s Fringe Benefits membership level (normally available at the $60 level and above). Zoom link will be sent directly to attendees the day of the event.
Special musical performances from Donita Sparks (singer/songwriter, guitarist, and founding member of Los Angeles grunge pioneers L7), Starcrawler (L.A.-based band possessed by the spirit of its own hometown, every movement charged with a manic electricity), and L.A.-based art punk band OBJECT AS SUBJECT led by classical violinist turned punk singer Paris Hurley, who will be joined by her four bandmates, including drummer and Lucha VaVOOM’s Director Angie Scarpa. Sparks will be performing“Fast and Frightening,” off L7’s second album Smell The Magic, which is being celebrated this year with a special 30th anniversary reissue from Sub Pop on September 18th.
Fans can also expect to see world-class, professional lucha libre-style wrestling between two-time Reina de Reinas Champion Taya Valkrie, Dama Fina, Chupacabra, Dr Maldad, and the Crazy Chickens; along with appearances from stunning daredevil aerialist Veronica Yune, some of the top skaters in the world courtesy of the LA Roller Girls, and comedian and actor Brandon Johnson reprising his role as “The Reverend”. Plus, the event includes a massive comedy lineup featuring Patton Oswalt, Andy Richter, Greg Proops, Drew Carey, and Blaine Capatch delivering insanely off-the-cuff commentary.