A little skronky, a little anxious and a whole lot of rock 'n' synth 'n' sax fun, "Voodoo Doll," by supergroup Diamond Rugs, is a study in successful musical contrasts.
As the audience roared and gave Los Lobos a standing ovation, guitarist Cesar Rosas joked, "You know we're Los Lobos? Not Los Lonely Boys right?" The St. Louis crowd, fully aware of who they were about to see, were genuinely thrilled and the air filled with electricity.
From being "Just another band from East LA" to winning Grammies and even playing the White House, Los Lobos has never lost its bite even after an incredible 30 years on the scene. And when they roar through St. Louis this Sunday, February 26th, we want to make sure you're there to experience it.
The 5th annual Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival took over dowtown Columbia Friday and Saturday with sounds and smells that were as sweet as they were satisfying.
"Burn It Down," the first cut on Los Lobos' Tin Can Trust, opens with urgent strums from an acoustic guitar -- immediately the listener feels a momentum, an impulse and a need to listen. As a band that has been made up of the same five core members since 1984, it is no small feat for Los Lobos to still deliver that kind of energy within the first few seconds of an album.