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LOS LOBOS AND THE MAVERICKS
July 23 @ 7:00 pm$33 – $53
Enjoy a FREE Pre-Show Cookout included with the price of each ticket to the Los Lobos and The Mavericks concert at Rose Music Center. The Pre-Show Cookout begins 90 minutes prior to the show and ends 15 minutes before the concert begins. Patrons will be treated to a variety of Brats, Metts, and Hot Dogs along with salads and all the fixings. All Pre-Show Cookouts will be located on the Main Concourse. Brought to you by Blue Grass Quality Meats and Mike’s Carwash.
Louie Perez, the “poet laureate” and primary wordsmith of Los Lobos, once called their powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues and traditional Spanish and Mexican music “the soundtrack of the barrio.” Three decades, multiple Grammys, the global success of “La Bamba”, and thousands of rollicking performances across the globe later, Los Lobos is surviving quite well — and still jamming with the same raw intensity as they had when they began in that garage in 1973.
A rare example of longevity in a volatile music world that stresses style over substance, Los Lobos’ lineup has remained uninterrupted since 1984, when Steve Berlin joined original members Louie Pérez, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas and Conrad Lozano, each of whom had been there since the beginning in 1973.
As Entertainment Weekly noted in 2017, “‘What kind of music do The Mavericks record?’ is a question with no real answer. On the one hand, the Miami-bred outfit records bits of everything: Elvis Presley-esque rock, Roy Orbison-style balladry, Latin-fusion party tunes, throwback country, irresistible pop. On the other hand, a vocabulary for their style remains out of reach.”
The band has resolutely defied pigeonholing since their founding in 1989; they played their earliest dates in Florida’s alternative rock clubs, where their on-stage contemporaries included another new act on the scene, Marilyn Manson.