I’ve been a Red Elvises fan for a few years, but I didn’t see them live til last night, at Slim’s in San Francisco. What a show! This was the best live music and the funniest show I’ve seen in years.
The Red Elvises are a Russian/punk/surf/country band that winds the crowd up like you wouldn’t believe. The lead singer’s a young Lawrence Welk on methamphetamine. The keyboard guy’s a rabid Elton John stripped of the cheese. (If that’s possible.) They’re good guys who don’t seem stuck up at all, which is a refreshing change in San Francisco. The bartender at Slim’s displayed more attitude than the whole band put together.
If Satan has a bar mitzvah, The Red Elvises will provide the music. They play in L.A. a lot; see them if you can.
Here are a few crappy photos.