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Monday, October 23, 2006

Charo, Charo, Charo!

posted by on October 23 at 12:28 PM


That’s right, motherfuckers! The one and only queen of coochie Charo—who’s rocked guest spots on everything from The Love Boat to The Brady Bunch Variety Hour to The Surreal Life—will be bringing her act to the the Skagit Valley Casino Resort for two shows on April 5, 2007.

If her hilarious persona, fabulous outfits, and ample bosom aren’t enough to tempt you to the Skagit, allow me to remind you that Charo is the Eddie Van Halen of flamenco guitar. Her stunningly fierce musical ability has been her secret weapon for over 10,000 years, and anyone with functional eyes and ears would be a fool to miss her. Tickets go on sale November 4 through Ticketmaster.

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So you're going? LOL! Love it. Too darn funny indeed! This is why god created YouTube, for us to look back:

Posted by Nick | October 23, 2006 12:56 PM

also on peewee's christmas special.

so was grace jones..

god i loved that shit.

Posted by seattle98104 | October 23, 2006 12:56 PM

Darn, I thought this was going to be about legendary local bicycle chopper Chalo.

Posted by mapletree7 | October 23, 2006 12:56 PM

My BF and I went on one of those Big Gay Cruises last year and Charo was the send-off/opening act. We went to the show for the whole Love Boat kitsch factor (plus it was already included in the cost of the trip).
After a few cheesy lip-synched numbers and a pseudo-comedy routine, she busted out her guitar and it became a completely different show. Her playing was phenomenal and a huge surprise. You know that scene in Witches of Eastwick where Susan Sarandon's cello starts on fire from her playing? I swear I started to see smoke underneath Charo's finely polished fingernails...

Posted by defman23 | October 23, 2006 1:10 PM

!Ay carumba, David! - This is yet another example of why I consider you to be the most kindred of spirits. Muchisimas Gracias por el "heads up"!!! I'm so going. Maybe we can talk Cindy the QFC cheese steward into coming with? BTW, I have an autographed copy of Charo's legendary pink vinyl "los dedos de camel" fold-out LP and an incredible snapshot of her mid-"coochi" at my parents' showroom table in Hawai'i.

Posted by Edly | October 23, 2006 1:49 PM

All this time I never knew - or thought to even ask, really - what Charo DID. She was always just kinda, er... Charo. Nice to know.

Posted by Dougsf | October 23, 2006 2:29 PM

Defman23: you and BF are just two of the more recent people, millions of them, who have had that same reaction. Just when her coochi-mama routine has you thinking her bra is the most serious part of her act, she sets fire to those nylon strings like you can't believe. Then you start to understand that Charo is a stone genius, and one of the funniest and most talented entertainers ever.

Posted by Fnarf | October 23, 2006 3:15 PM

I too was totally surprised by Charo's impressive, actual talent when I saw her about 6 years ago.

But the best reaction to Charo's greatness ever has to be from my pal Josh, who was lucky enough to have his head shoved into Charo's ample cleavage by the artiste herself during one of her shows. Josh emerged with a dusting of white body powder on his face, which he didn't wash for days. Bravo!

Posted by Explorer | October 23, 2006 6:23 PM

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