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Los Lobos (music group)

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  • Long Beach Blues Festival goes on hiatus; Blues Bash planned instead

     
    Citing a tough economic climate, local jazz and blues standard-bearers KKJZ-FM (88.1) has announced that the long-running Long Beach Blues Festival will be going on hiatus this year, breaking a Labor Day tradition that lasted 30 years. On the bright......
  • Los Lobos trust in the creative process with 'Tin Can' album

     
    It was fascinating to watch a new Los Lobos song grow from conception to completion over the course of three days in the spring that I popped in and out of the group’s recording sessions for the new “Tin Can......
  • The Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock: A perfect room for Northeast L.A.

     
    One entertaining sight at Sunday's debut L.A. performance of One Day as a Lion at the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock was the bobbing head of Tom Morello, guitarist for Zack de la Rocha's other band, Rage Against......
  • Incoming: The Besnard Lakes' loud love letter to California pop, with spies

     
    The Besnard Lake's Jace Lasek may hail from the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, but when the band comes to Los Angeles this week it will be a sonic homecoming of sorts. Hollywood-ready plot lines are stitched throughout the band's three......
  • Herbie Hancock hits 70 on a high note

    Herbie Hancock hits 70 on a high note
    When journalists ask Herbie Hancock which musicians he listens to, he thinks that they're expecting him to say Oscar Peterson and Chick Corea -- that is, virtuoso jazz pianists like himself. "I do listen to those musicians," Hancock said recently,...
  • Not quite hard times for Social Distortion and Mike Ness

    Not quite hard times for Social Distortion and Mike Ness
    During his three decades at the helm of Social Distortion, singer, guitarist and songwriter Mike Ness has repeatedly turned to the rich vein of his own hardscrabble life as a hell-raising teen and then a heroin-addicted rock musician. But in putting...
  • Critic's Notebook: The lowdown with Tom Waits

    Critic's Notebook: The lowdown with Tom Waits
    Over the course of three hours of conversation at a roadside diner here called Pete's Henny Penny, Tom Waits, the singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, actor and note taker, will offer the following similes and metaphors, seemingly at random though...
  • Three's a crowd when it comes to Eastside schools

    Three's a crowd when it comes to Eastside schools
    Things were a bit discombobulated last week on the Eastside, where a generations-old allegiance to Roosevelt Senior High School has been upset by a new relative: the recently opened Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez Learning Center. At Roosevelt, hallways...
  • Eric Clapton's third Crossroads Guitar Festival coming to Chicago on June 26

     
    Eric Clapton is hosting his third Crossroads Guitar Festival on June 26 in Chicago, inviting many of the same stellar guests who appeared at the first two events. This year’s lineup includes B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, John Mayer,......
  • Dignitaries and former students honor teacher Jaime Escalante at emotional memorial

     
    They called him their hero, their master, their tough-love mathematical equalizer. In an emotional three-hour memorial ceremony Saturday, dignitaries from the governor to state and federal officials bid a fond farewell to Jaime Escalante. But it was the...
  • Tex-Mex pioneer Doug Sahm, a decade later

     
    Ten years ago today -- on Nov. 18, 1999 -- the pop music world lost a bona-fide original, Tex-Mex innovator Doug Sahm. First as frontman for the Sir Douglas Quintet in the 1960s and 1970s, through his solo work in......