Think of Los Lobos as an expansive oak tree its trunk thick with decades of growth and its roots sucking up nutrients from the norteños of Mexico, the blues of Chicago, the country twang of Texas, and even Louisiana's kooky zydeco. You might know it for the 1987 hit "La Bamba," but this wolf pack for the past 30 years has been putting out steady rock-pop hits that dissolve geographic and subgenre borders. They played Obama's "We Love Latins" party at the White House, had albums produced by T-Bone Burnett, won three Grammys, and covered a Bob Dylan song on the I'm Not There soundtrack. Los Lobos is more than just another Tex-Mex band from East L.A.
Sat., Feb. 6, 3 p.m., 2010