The members of East L.A. band Los Lobos—the name translates to “the wolves”—are still cranking out the same fiery mix of old-school rock and traditional Mexican music that has been captivating listeners for decades.
The Grammy-winning group is bringing its multicultural musical blend to the area for an 8 p.m. concert Sat., March 17 in the Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
The Teskey Brothers, an Australian band steeped in soul and blues, will open the show.
Los Lobos formed in 1974 and a decade later earned its first Grammy, winning in the Best Mexican/Mexican-American Performance category for the song “Anselma.” The group broke into the mainstream later that year with its major-label debut, “How Will the Wolf Survive?” In 1987, Los Lobos recorded covers of Ritchie Valens hits for the movie “La Bamba,” about the life and death of the Mexican-American pop star. The biopic’s title song hit No. 1.
Acclaimed albums like “The Neighborhood” (1990), “Kiko” (1992) and “Colossal Head” (1996) followed. The group’s latest studio set, “Gates of Gold,” came out in 2015. NoDepression.com called the record “brilliant,” and said it speaks volumes about how “America’s complex roots music culture feeds into the backbone of our national identity.”
Tickets, $36 to $61, are available from Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, online at ticketmaster.com or in person at the TOCAP box office.