It’s hard to believe this East Los Angeles-based Chicano rock outfit just celebrated their 40th anniversary. Late last year, Los Lobos released its twentieth record with Disconnected in New York City (and fourth live album), showcasing the band’s masterful acoustic chops. And while that disc may not do justice to David Hidalgo’s salacious guitar solos, it does demonstrate their rhythmic prowess, often lost in the musical undertow. One thing is for certain, however, at a time when many of their contemporaries have fallen by the wayside, the Grammy-winning group is still churning out music that's not only well-received, but also exhibits an inimitable wisdom.
Sat., Jan. 11, 8 p.m., 2014