Los Lobos are on the cusp of the group's 40th birthday, and the early addition of Steve Berlin is the only change to the original lineup in all that time. Their summer tour coincides with the 20th anniversary of the landmark album Kiko, when the band's disparate tendrils of rock 'n' roll, blues, Mexican roots, folk, country, and R&B coalesced around experimental arrangements and instrumentation. Shout Factory will release a remastered version of Kiko (including unreleased tracks and a live version) next month, while several Kiko classics should anchor the zoo set. Steve Earle built his rebellious rep playing roots rock and hard country, but in recent years has increasingly added folk to the mix while remaining politically outspoken. In recent months, he's played with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, covered Bob Dylan, and appeared at numerous events in tribute to Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday. He's on tour with the Dukes and Duchesses, including wife Allison Moorer, behind last year's I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive.
Wed., July 25, 7:30 p.m., 2012