Los Lobos, just a few monts removed from its last St. Louis apperance, has just announced a show at Plush (3224 Locust St). It's on October 13, tickets are $30 and on sale now. The legendary East L.A. band's credentials speak for themselves at this point; it's been two years since the group last released a record, but the live show is as vital as ever.
Reviewing the band's Sheldon show, RFT Senior Music Writer Roy Kasten found Los Lobos in fine form:
Rock bands and followers of rock bands, heed this advice from just another band from East L.A. Like these veterans, you'll be old soon enough, and your cool will fade. So start now: Work on your soul patch, find some vintage Ray Bans, dress in black and learn some cumbias.
It probably won't work, but you don't have a better plan than Los Lobos.
On the stage of the Sheldon Concert Hall, the five friends, together from the start, plus a young, newly-added hellion of a drummer in Enrique "Bugs" Gonzalez, attacked the first note to last before a sold-out crowd. Most were old enough to also have been with them from the start, many young enough to get off on their unpredictably excellent album of Disney tunes ("The Monkey Song" from The Jungle Book was an early set highlight), many more still high from the band's last sweaty outdoor festival gig. By the looks of David Hidalgo's half-open eyes and by the sound of his rapturous solos, all on acoustic instruments (unlike his foil César Rosas, he wouldn't touch an electric guitar all night), he was still high as well. Even the greatest of players, and he is one of them, couldn't find such riffs and runs without substantive aid.
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