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It’s rare enough that any band is still around after a quarter century, still recording and touring. What made the Mavericks’ 25th anniversary tour stop Tuesday at the Belly Up in Solana Beach all the more impressive was that the heart and soul of the richly vibrant 2½-hour show wasn’t vintage songs from the group’s first go-round in the 1980s and '90s but the sterling material from its latest album.
Last year’s “In Time” brought together all the elements that originally made the Mavericks such a music connoisseur’s delight but that were sometimes scattered across inconsistent material.