Published on September 1st, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Taya Valkyrie On Lucha VaVOOM’s September 3rd Event With KCRW, Her “Loca” Fashion Line & More

In partnership with KCRW’s “Summer Club,” Lucha VaVOOM — Los Angeles’ longest-running, most celebrated variety show, where Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, and comedy collide — will be presenting a one-night livestreaming event, Stay-In VaVOOM, on Thursday, September 3rd from 8:00 PM to 9:00 pm PDT (11:00 PM to 12:00 AM EST). KCRW DJ (and huge wrestling fan) Anthony Valadez has found the secret entrance into Lucha VaVOOM’s delirious inner-sanctum and he will be co-hosting the event with Lucha VaVOOM’s magnetic co-founder Miss Rita to offer a peek into the backstage world of professional wrestlers, aerialists and roller girls. Stay-In VaVOOM promises surprise performances, action, and fun all from the (presumably-socially-distanced) safety of your very home.

This event is free for KCRW members and for non-member tickets are available with any donation amount — $1 minimum — at A donation of $30 or more will enroll you in KCRW’s Fringe Benefits membership level. A Zoom link will be sent directly to attendees the day of the R-rated event. The lineup for Stay-In VaVOOM is scheduled to include special musical performances from Donita Sparks (singer/songwriter, guitarist and founding member of Los Angeles grunge pioneers L7), Starcrawler (L.A.-based band possessed by the spirit of its own hometown, every movement charged with a manic electricity), and L.A.-based art punk band Object As Subject (led by classical violinist turned punk singer Paris Hurley, who will be joined by her four bandmates, including drummer and Lucha VaVOOM’s Director Angie Scarpa). Fans can also expect to see world-class, professional lucha libre-style wrestling between 2-time Reina de Reinas Champion Taya Valkrie, Dama Fina, Chupacabra, Dr Maldad and The Crazy Chickens, along with appearances from stunning daredevil aerialist Veronica Yune, some of the top skaters in the world courtesy of the LA Roller Girls, and comedian and actor Brandon Johnson reprising his acclaimed role as “The Reverend.”

Beyond being one of the top stars of IMPACT Wrestling on AXS TV, the aforementioned Taya Valkyrie has an acclaimed fashion line, LOCA By Taya Valkyrie. Currently a fashion student at the Academy Of Art University in San Francisco, Valkyrie’s LOCA wears are notably hand-dyed by Valkyrie herself. As embedded below, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ms. Valkyrie on September 1, 2020 via Zoom about Lucha VaVOOM, its September 3rd event, her multi-faceted career, IMPACT Wrestling, future plans for LOCA, musical influences, life away from professional wrestling and more.

Additional information on Taya Valkyrie can be found online via, while Lucha VaVOOM event info and plenty more is available by visiting

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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