Thursday, July 26, 2012
LOS LOBOS AT BROOKLYN BOWL - EXCELLENT
The Los Lobos show at Brooklyn Bowl took place a few weeks ago, but right afterwards -- funny enough -- I went to Mexico. So I'm trying to catch up.
Los Lobos was actually one of the few bands still playing that I had never seen and wanted to. I have missed them at least 20 times, so I'm glad I finally caught them - and they were great.
They opened with a set of traditional Mexican songs on acoustic guitars which was great. It's amazing that they can go from that to putting on electric guitars and rocking.
I sense that their fans gravitate to a certain albums: Kiko, Will The Wolf Survive? and Colossal Head. And some of the songs from those eras got pretty great reactions from the crowd: "Kiko," "Will The Wolf Survive?" "Don't Worry Baby" and "Mas Y Mas" were some of the biggest crowd pleasers.
I went without expectations of hearing any specific eras, but I was a bit disappointed that they didn't play songs from their most recent album, 2010's Tin Can Trust, one of my favorite albums of that year.
But really, I was just happy to finally see them perform and they didn't disappoint. I would definitely go again. Here's hoping that'll be soon!