As the hipster aesthetic has come to dominate the music scene, its sometimes easy to forget that good music doesnt necessarily have to come from a coked-up Converse-wearing beardo with a circuit-bent Speak and Spell. Los Fabulocos (featuring local roots-rock mainstay Kid Ramos), like Los Lobos before them, mine the past 60 years of American (North and Central, thank you very much) music in order to craft their sound, a mix of country, blues and norteño that brings to mind artists such as Richie Valens, Freddie Fender and Flaco Jiménez, often within the same song. This is unpretentious music in a pretentious timeperfect for backyard barbecues, beer drinking and swinging your partner around the dance floor when youre done eating.
Thu., Sept. 4, 8:30 p.m., 2008
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