The media description of Los Lobos' sound ("a blend of roots rock, ethereal psychedelia, hard R&B and blues, Tex-Mex, country, pop rock and traditional Mexican music") is a long walk to a short conclusion: these fellas kick ass. In fact, the music traditions of Los Lobos are so popular right now that some kids are on a bizarre Tuba stealing spree just to experience it. That's hardcore.
On their first new album of original material in four years ("Tin Can Trust" on Shout! Factory Records), vocalist/multi-instrumentalist David Hidalgo says "What I liked about making this album was the spirit of it: nobody said no to anything. If you had an idea, OK, try it. Just go for it and see where we end up."
Which brings us to our contest: in the spirit of Los Lobos getting into the spirit, and keeping in tune with their mythic, animal moniker we'd like you to tell us what your Spirit Animal is, and why! We're sending two (2) winners to the show with a pair of tickets each!
Maybe you're like this Emperor Tamarin monkey: rare, mustachioed, good-humored and hilarious to look at. Seriously. This monkey should be wearing a monacle.
But whatever animal you feel in tune with, let us write my essay know in the comments section below. If you want to attach a picture, go nuts. Pictures are fun.
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