What Los Lobos has joined together, Sancho has solidified. As the host of "Airwaves of Aztlan" on the Pasadena City College radio station KPCC-FM, he has celebrated the wealth of Southern California's Latino musical traditions for five years. And if none of the 11 acts Sancho assembled for a benefit concert on Saturday at the school's Sexson Auditorium demonstrated the musical range of Los Lobos, the show as a whole spanned an even wider breadth.
Two groups, Los Rock Angeles and the Alienz, each offered norteno spirit with a rock consciousness. The Alienz even added the non-Lobos element of salsa-rock to its brew. And the Delgado Brothers, perhaps the most accomplished act on the bill, played a bracing, Latinized version of rockin' blues--sort of Robert Cray meets Santana.