I’m excited to interview one of my cultural heroes!

El Vez: The original Tiger King

Dreamocracy in America‘s star-spangled guest is Robert Lopez! Known as El Vez (the Mexican Elvis) and co-founder of the legendary punk group The Zeros, Lopez joins us for a chat about his trailblazing work & his plans for the 2020 El Vez 4 Prez tour.

My partner Victor Payan knows Robert from growing up in San Diego. We can always count on an El Vez holiday show at the Casbah every Christmas, as that’s usually when Lopez visits his folks in the South Bay. He comes from a musical family too, with his relatives being Sheila E from Prince and the Revolution, Alejandro Escovedo and Pete Escovedo.

Sheila E – “The Glamorous Life”
Prince with Sheila E on drums

I love Robert’s El Vez persona for its intoxicating cross cultural mashups.

I live for hybrid culture.

My first meetup with Robert was at the Bowl of Beings after-party in the early 1990’s. I still have his autographed headshot from that night. Lopez has always been pure fire and an inspiration to behold.

Feel the magic for yourself tomorrow!

You can register on the Dreamocracy In America website.