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Sixth Annual XXX-Mas Holiday Party at The Ritz

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BAD SANTA: Eric Victorino, lead singer of The Limousines, at last year’s ‘XXX-Mas’ party.

BAD SANTA: Eric Victorino, lead singer of The Limousines, at last year’s ‘XXX-Mas’ party.

It’s that time of year again. The South Bay’s favorite electro-pop duo, The Limousines, are hosting their annual holiday party—and this year promises to be the biggest one yet. Literally.

“We’re excited to be able to utilize that space,” says Limos singer Eric Victorino, referencing the fact that the sixth annual XXX-Mas Fuckfest is to be held at The Ritz—instead of The Blank Club, home to the group’s five previous Christmastime parties. “I love the fact that for the first time I’ll be able to make an appearance on stage, instead of wading through the crowd like I had to do at the Blank.”

He’s also pumped about the artists with whom he and Limousines producer Gio Giusti will be sharing the stage, including Max Thompson—an erotic and fashion photographer who has made a name for himself since moving from the South Bay to Los Angeles—a new musical project from Ryan Hernandez and Andy Bailey of Strata, and regular Ritz DJ, K-Von.

In the run-up to The Limousines’ set, Hernandez and Bailey’s new band, Rae, will play their first show; Thompson will be hosting a burlesque show of sorts—“taking really good pictures of pretty girls,” according to Victorino—and DJ K-Von will be spinning ’90s jams on vinyl.

Max Thompson's photography...

Max Thompson’s photography…

“He’ll probably play some Mariah Carey Christmas tunes,” Victorino says with a chuckle.

As always, fans are encouraged to dress up in their sexiest holiday attire and get their drink on. The Limousines will be playing crowd favorites and deep cuts from their two LPs—Get Sharp and Hush. Though both Victorino and Giusti each released solo material this year, and while rumors abound about new Limos music, the singer says he doesn’t want to get anyone’s hopes up for as-yet-unheard tunes.

“I don’t want anyone to be expecting new music, because we’re not at that place yet,” he says, adding that he just wants fans to come through and have a good time with friends and family.

“I’m just stoked to keep it going,” he says. “Six years in a row—it’s pretty cool.”

The Limousines play on Dec 18, 8pm, $15-$20 at The Ritz, San Jose.

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