El Vez is the character that Chicano musician Robert Lopez has been playing for over twenty years. A satirical send-up of Elvis Presley, Lopez had also managed to weave every amount of kitsch, Mexican history, Chicano history, social commentary, and, of course, anything to do with Elvis, into his own brand of on-stage lunacy. Lopez manages the almost impossible feat of making serious subjects funny, while shaking his booty and wearing gold lame, all at the same time.
Robert Lopez was born in 1960, and grew up in Chula Vista, California. Lopez has said he has childhood memories of his uncles wearing Elvis-style pompadours,... Read More