Currently our live shows are on hold during this period.
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 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm PDT.
KCRW DJ (and huge wrestling fan) Anthony Valadez has found the secret entrance into Lucha VaVOOM’s delirious inner-sanctum and he’ll be co-hosting the event with LVV’s magnetic co-founder Miss Rita to offer a peek into the backstage world of wrestlers, aerialists and roller girls. Stay-In VaVOOM promises surprise performances, action, and fun all from the safety of your home.
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.
The lineup for Stay-In VaVOOM includes:
Special musical performances from Donita Sparks (singer, songwriter, guitarist and founding member of rock band L7), Los Angeles’ own Starcrawler (a band possessed by the spirit of its own hometown, every movement charged with a manic electricity), and LA-based art punk band OBJECT AS SUBJECT led by classical violinist turned punk singer, Paris Hurley and featuring Emilia “Pony Sweat” Richeson (dance, drums, vox), Bree Tomás (bass // Royalties), Krissy Barker (vox, bass, synth bass // She is Haunted), and Angie Scarpa (drums // Black Sabbitch), who is also Lucha VaVOOM’s Director. This appearance will preview OBJECT AS SUBJECT’s upcoming appearance at this year’s (virtual) Echo Park Rising in late-September.
Fans can expect to see world-class, professional lucha libre-style matches 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, pole superstar the marvellously twisted Brynn Route, 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.”
August 22nd marked the 18th anniversary for Lucha VaVOOM, who has been wowing audiences with their glam/slam extravaganzas ─ from L.A. to Tokyo, across the U.S. and all the way to Australia, people go crazy for this perfect combo of authentic masked Mexican wrestling matches interspersed with insane, high-octane burlesque performances, death defying aerial acts, live music, low riders, tequila, and comedy, adding up to an unforgettable night. Whether you’re looking to get romantic and have a great date night or wild out, LVV’s shows are the only place to be in Los Angeles.
KCRW’s “Summer Club 2020” has been delivering an eclectic array of interactive virtual events each week ─ from music to improv, potlucks to trivia, and wrestlers to roller girls ─ to keep you entertained throughout the season. Events are free for KCRW members and open to non-members with a donation as low as a dollar.
Please note: In order to keep our family of performers and staff safe, and in compliance with the COVID-19 state-wide mandate, LVV’s in-person live shows are on hold. For more info on Lucha VaVOOM and to stay up to date on upcoming virtual events, visit LuchaVaVOOM.com and connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
A little recap of our Cinco 2019 show
“Over the course of human history, many incredible triumphs have been created out of the pairing of two seemingly unrelated things. Moving images and sound. Needle and thread. Lennon and McCartney. Chocolate and peanut butter. And such is the case with the combination of Mexican wrestling (lucha libre) and burlesque dancing. That is what Lucha VaVoom is all about: sexo y violencia… it never ceases to disappoint.”
-Zach Hines, The Campus Circle