March 8, 2013 |
Los Lobos, Carly Rae Jepsen, a symphonic tribute to Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, Diana Krall and a complete performance of English prog-rock band Jethro Tull's “Thick as a Brick” Parts 1 and 2 by the band's frontman Ian Anderson highlight the Greek Theatre's 2013 season, venue officials announced today. Meanwhile at the Gibson Amphitheatre, an Alice Cooper-Marilyn Manson shock-rock double bill, Gloria Trevi, Ramon Ayala, Il Volo, Lila Downs, Pepe Aguilar and the Brian Setzer Orchestra top the new season's offerings, all of which become available March 8 to members of the amphitheaters' joint subscription program, the Premiere Marquee Club (PMC)
September 15, 2012 |
Stately, cool-eyed David Hidalgo took his place at the front of the stage, cradling an electric guitar. "There's a few little problem children in this album," he told the audience at the Grammy Museum's Clive Davis Theater in downtown L.A. A trickle of laughter ran through the crowd. Then Hidalgo and his Los Lobos bandmates - guitarists Louie Pérez and Cesar Rosas, bassist Conrad Lozano, saxophone-keyboard player Steve Berlin and drummer Enrique "Bugs" Gonzalez - hoisted their instruments and stroked the first notes of "Dream In Blue," a jaunty, sharply syncopated blues-rock tune that jitterbugs across a spooky, oddly exhilarating nightscape: PHOTOS: Celebrity photos by the Times "I flew around with shiny things/ And when I spoke, I seemed to sing/ High above - floating far away.
September 13, 2012 |
Los Lobos dropped into the studios of KCRW-FM (89.9) in Santa Monica on Wednesday to revisit the veteran East L.A. roots-rock band's watershed 1992 album, “Kiko,” by playing it nearly in its entirety for a live radio and Web broadcast. The performance will be streamable on the public station's website . The album was recently reissued in expanded form, along with a video release of a 2006 live performance by the band. Speaking with KCRW music director Jason Bentley during his "Morning Becomes Eclectic" show, guitarist, singer, songwriter and accordionist David Hidalgo said the album helped the group reconnect with its central musical vision following the runaway commercial success it experienced from its participation in the Richie Valens biopic “La Bamba” in 1987.
May 13, 2012 |
The way Louie Pérez remembers it, there was nothing more all-American than growing up Mexican American in Los Angeles in the 1960s. Yes, there were serious economic and social roadblocks to Latinos joining the middle-class mainstream. But Pérez and his friends danced to the same music as their non-Latino peers, wore the same clothes - Sonny and Cher furry vests, anyone? - and tuned in and turned on to the same groovy counterculture experiments. They stood shoulder to shoulder for the same social causes, and many of them died fighting in the same southeast Asian war. "The Chicanos in the '60s didn't live in a vacuum," Pérez, principal lyricist and multi-instrumentalist of the legendary East L.A. rock band Los Lobos, said recently.
May 10, 2012 |
Los Lobos guitarist and singer Cesar Rosas has sold his house in Walnut for $1.425 million. The 3,906-square-foot home sits on nearly an acre in the hills. Built in 2008, it features a panoramic view of the San Gabriel Valley, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Public records show he bought the house the year it was built for $1.405 million. The Grammy-winning East L.A. band played earlier this month at the Greek Theatre during the inaugural Los Lobos Cinco de Mayo Festival.
July 21, 2011 |
Many cities offer concert series, but few can compete with the Rose City for the most intriguing venue. The Oregon Zoo in Portland is hosting a full menagerie of top-notch acts this summer in its outdoor amphitheater. The zoo series is surprisingly inexpensive, considering the talent on the roster, which includes many Grammy winners. Tickets cost $14 to $39, depending on the act. Many of the most desirable shows are in the mid-$20s, such as Los Lobos with Los Lonely Boy (Sunday)