Music Scene: Los Lobos and other area shows for Aug. 11–17
Legendary East Los Angeles band Los Lobos began in a garage in 1973.
More than 40 years later, Los Lobos continues to perform its unique blend of music, once described by longtime drummer Louis Perez as “the soundtrack of the barrio.
Los Lobos will perform with guests Los Lonely Boys at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at the amphitheater at Las Colonias Park, 925 Struthers Ave.
With elements of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues and traditional Spanish and Mexican music, Los Lobos’ sound is a testament to its humble barrio roots.
Los Lobos’ debut studio album, “Just Another Band from East L.A.,” was released in 1978.
“Los Lobos were already East L.A. neighborhood legends, Sunset Strip regulars and a Grammy Award winning band (Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance) by the time they recorded their major label debut, ‘How Will The Wolf Survive?’ in 1984,” the bio said.
And today, Los Lobos made up of its original members: Perez is on drums, guitars, percussion and vocals; Steve Berlin on saxophone, percussion, flute, midsax, harmonica and melodica; Cesar Rosas, vocals, guitar and mandolin; Conrad Lozano on bass, guitarron and vocals; David Hidalgo on vocals, guitar, accordion, percussion, bass, keyboards, melodica, drums, violin and banjo.
Los Lobos recorded the song “La Bamba” in 1987 as part of the soundtrack for the movie with the same name. According to songfacts.com, the song “La Bamba” “is a traditional Mexican folk song popular at weddings and other celebrations.” It was a “modest hit” for Ritchie Valens in 1959.
“When Los Lobos recorded it for the 1987 biopic about Valens, their version became a massive hit and popularized the song with a new generation,” songfacts.com says.
Opening for Los Lobos in Grand Junction are the close-knit Garza brothers — Henry, Ringo and Jojo — who make up the San Angelo, Texas-based Los Lonely Boys.
The band’s No. 1 single, “Heaven,” released in 2004, sold more than 2 million copies, and spent 76 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, according to loslonelyboys.com. The song also earned Los Lonely Boys a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group.
Tickets for the Las Colonias show cost $25–$55 for reserved and general admission seating. VIP tickets also are available. Go to MonumentalEvents.com for tickets and information.
Other music events in the area:
The Deer, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.
Flobots, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, Zephyros Farm and Garden, 11466 3725 Road, Paonia, alternative hip-hop band from Denver at the annual Funk Feast, $17 in advance, $25 day of show, 527-3636, zephyrosfarmandgarden.com.
The Iguanas, doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, The Ute Theater, 132 E. Fourth St., Rifle, garage rock band from New Orleans, $20–$25, tickets at brownsvillepresents.com.
Grand Junction Centennial Band, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, Lincoln Park, before the Movies in the Park showing, take lawn chairs, gjcentennialband.com, 210-5285.
Stray Grass, 7–10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.
Ric & Karen, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to a variety of country rock ‘n’ roll, Latin and current hits, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.
Caleb Dean Band, 8–11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, country, warehouse2565.com.
Morgan Crouse, 6–8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.
Music jam, 6–9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, take an instrument or come to listen, community invited, 765-2210.
William Michael Morgan, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss, during the Delta County Fair and Rodeo, $15 general admission, deltacountyfair.com, 872-2161.
Goodman Band, 7–11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11 at the De Beque Gazebo, during De Beque Wild Horse Days, BYOB for 21 or older, no glass, 283-5475, ext. 105, facebook.com/debequewildhorsedays.
Will Whalen, 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, Paradox Grill, Gateway Canyons Resort, 43200 Colorado Highway 141, Gateway, 931-2458; 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, The Entrada, Gateway Canyons Resort; 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462; 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, The Pitchfork, 1544 Oxbow Drive, Suite 198, Montrose, 417-4561.
R. Carlos Nakai Quartet, gates open 6:30 p.m. show 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, Grande River Vineyards, 787 N. Elberta Ave., Palisade, Hear it Through the Grapevine Summer Concert Series, take a chair and a picnic, dinner, wine, soda and water available to purchase, no outside beverages permitted, $15 in advance, $20 at the door, benefits The TANK Center for Sonic Arts, tickets at granderiverwines.com, Grande River Vineyards, Fisher’s Liquor Barn, and Roper Music, 464-5867.
Sixteen-Forty, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, local blues/rock/country, 314-2554.
The Goddamn Gallows, 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., twanged-out punk rock gutterbilly, with Shotgun Hodown, $10–$15, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.
Charley Jenkins, 9–11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, country, warehouse2565.com.
Thomasina Russell and friends, Bicycle Annie, Zac Grant and Lincoln Pants Band, 3–9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., during the KAFM Radio Daze, fundraiser, kafmradio.org, 241-8801.
No Outlet, 6–8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, Volleys, 1130 N. Third St., during the HomewardBound fundraiser, $5 cover charge goes to HomewardBound, ages 10 and younger free, 256-9424, homewardboundgv.org.
Stray Grass, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, Canyon View Medical Plaza, 2373 G Road, during the Tour of the Valley party, yourcommunityhospital.com/TourRegistration.cfm.
De Beque Wild Horse Days music, Saturday, Aug. 12, downtown De Beque, Bone Tree 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Goodman Unplugged 1:30–3:30 p.m., Destinee & the Sink Creek Band 4–6 p.m., street dance with Lever Action 7–11 p.m., BYOB for 21 or older, no glass, 283-5475, ext. 105, facebook.com/debequewildhorsedays.
Steve Williams and Miss Emily, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, Third and Main streets, downtown Palisade, during the Palisade Farmers Market, 464-5602, facebook.com/PalisadeFarmersMarket.
John McCoy, 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 215 SW Third St., Cedaredge, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series concert, classical guitar and flute, admission by donation, 210-0471.
Marbin, 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., progressive jazz-rock band from Chicago, $10–$15, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.
Bryan Savage, gates open 6 p.m., concert 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway, smooth jazz, saxophone and flute, Music in the Grapevines Summer Concert Series, take a picnic and a lawn chair, wine available to purchase by the glass or bottle, no other adult beverages permitted, $15, tickets at The Art Center and Two Rivers Winery, 243-7337, ext. 2.
Mare Wakefield and Nomad, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, award-winning Nashville-based Americana duo, 858-9400.
Blues jam, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., take an instrument, 241-4010.
Tom Keogh, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to Western favorites, swing and Latin, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.
Hector Anchondo, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., eclectic blend of Latin/reggae/rock and ska from the Midwest, 242-7253.
Huey, 5:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, Las Marias, 118 S. Seventh St., 241-2398.
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, gates 6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, amphitheater at Las Colonias Park, 925 Struthers Ave., re-scheduled concert from July 11, tickets from previous show date will be honored, VIP and reserved tickets sold out, general admission $19.50, 800-626-8497, MonumentalEvents.com.
House Blend Jazz, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 215 SW Third St., Cedaredge, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series concert, jazz combo, admission by donation, 210-0471.
The Troy Douglas Band, 5–8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, Bailey’s Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., featuring Duke Cox and Brian Limper, 241-8411.
Shea Bramer, 6–8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.
Ages & Ages, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, Paonia Town Park, Pickin’ in the Park, annual free summer concert series, with opener Tiffany Christopher, children’s activities, local food, beer and wine available to purchase, pickinproductions.com.