Event details

Event details

Moe's Alley Presents: Thelma and The Sleaze w/ Meli Levi
Tue Jun | 18 2024 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$15 advance / $18 day of show

About This Event

Moe's Alley presents the badass all-female queer Southern Rock band from Nashville - Thelma and The Sleaze with special guest Meli Levi!

Tuesday, June 18th
Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
$15 in advance / $20 day of the show

Thelma and the Sleaze is an independent all-female, queer southern rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. The group is the brainchild of lead vocalist and guitar player Lauren "LG" Gilbert and features an evolving cast of A-team players to back her up for an unforgettable live experience.

LG is the embodiment of hustle. As the driving force behind Thelma and The Sleaze, she is the songwriter, the visionary, the take-no-shit-from-anyone front woman that is single handedly keeping rock and roll alive. Thelma and The Sleaze has been touring the US for years building a legion of fans, affectionally called her creepers. The growing social media presence, the hit podcast, the features with Yamaha Guitars are really all the result of her incredible songwriting, visceral guitar playing, and the guts to deliver on her vision of what Rock and Roll should be.

LG has also launched two successful seasons of their Podcast “Queen of Shit Mountain”. Each episode features legendary musicians such as Tanya Tucker, Brittany Howard, Juliana Hatfield, Kate Pierson, Lori Barber, Patty Schemel, Mary Ramirez and Margo Price.

Singer-songwriter Meli Levi (Mehl-Lee Lee-Vigh, they/she) has recently returned to music after a transformative 5-year hiatus away, studying meditation-based healing techniques with a master full-time. Having shared stages with the likes of Brandi Carlile, Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), and Bitch, Meli's ability to enchant and engage a live audience is undeniable. Meli’s aesthetic has been best described as a mix of folk-rock and alt-rock with a splash of pop. Skilfully uniting boldness and delicacy across a rapidly expanding repertoire, singer/songwriter and guitarist Meli Levi is a gifted artist who has overcome adversity as a queer person and risen as one of the most exciting up and coming musical artists of our time. Today, they write with a reverence for the transformative capabilities of music; “A song can recall a powerful memory or inspire someone to forgive a person they’ve been upset with—music has that power—and I try to be aware of what I put out in the world with my songs”.
Their latest release, the EP All Things May Be, is a warmly emotive patchwork of memories and moments. Meli produced the five-song collection at Boxer Lodge Studios
in Napa, CA. All Things May Be has been preceded by the single “Echo In A Valley”, which showcases her unique guitar stylings and dexterous voice that have a "prairie-dog cuteness of Brandi Carlile...but can crescendo like Jeff Buckley...” - Seattle Sound Magazine.
Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.