With big beat barrages from more than 30 musical acts, Hollywood’s annual Elvis Presley tribute bash is a richly ritualistic rock & roll variety show. This year’s edition, a special matinee show marking the King’s 80th birthday — on a stage where Presley himself once performed (on The Milton Berle Show) — should be a high-octane thriller. The bill is wildly kaleidoscopic, with grizzled, brilliant veterans Ray Campi, Troy Walker and Jimmy Angel, rabid hellraisers Groovy Rednecks, smoldering provocateur Lisa Finnie, the deliciously inept South Bay Surfers and dozens more, all drawing from a repertoire that ranges from classic blues and hillbilly to some of the worst rock songs ever perpetrated, Elvis’ movie soundtrack work. Always a fast-moving, flabbergasting musical rampage.
Thu., Jan. 8, 5-9 p.m., 2015
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