Los Lobos and Los Lonely Boys

Dubbed the Brotherhood Tour, this great double bill pairs Los Lobos, who have spent the last few decades evolving from just another band from East L.A. into one of the planet's finest, with los hermanos Garza, the fab brotherly trio that exploded out of the blocks with their eponymous debut, Los Lonely Boys, five years ago. It's been a couple of years since Los Lobos released their last album, The Town and the City. But the quintet has amassed a remarkable body of work over the years that embraces their Mexican-American heritage, R&B, rock, jazz, and a broad sweep of Americana roots, interpreted with innovative spirit and philosophical depth. Los Lonelys have a new one just out, Forgiven (Epic), produced by drummer/knob twirler extraordinaire Steve Jordan and fueled again by the Boys' distinctive blend of Tex-Mex, power blues-rock, and electro-glide pop. Center stage again is the increasingly iconic, soaring electric guitar work of Henry Garza, a seeming cross between Carlos Santana and Stevie Ray, and the three brothers' rich vocal harmonies, tinged with echoes of the Beatles and Everlys. Among highlights is a rousing cover of the Spencer Davis Group's "I'm a Man."
Mondays, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Aug. 4. Continues through Aug. 5, 2008

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