Wednesday, 23 January 2013 15:54

Eclectic Best Bet: Los Lobos

Written by  Emma Kat Richardson
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Los Lobos
Forest Hills Fine Arts Center, Grand Rapids
Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.
$32, $34, $38
fhfineartscenter.com, (616) 493-8966

Confession: for about 20 minutes, I really thought I was assigned to write about Los Lonely Boys. Not only have I betrayed my age, but also insulted the creativity and longevity of Los Lobos. Indeed, Los Lobos were responsible for one of the biggest hits of my early childhood, "La Bamba," and much to my surprise have continued to keep a pop cultural toe in the Tex-Mex, folk, country and R&B worlds. It seems appropriate, then, that a band whose name translates to "the wolves" would sport such a diverse and eclectic musical diet, delivered with the wild ferocity of a pack not ready to turn in its forest running shoes just yet. Join these remarkable melodic animals in Grand Rapids' own Forest Hills Fine Arts Center for an evening sure to encompass more riveting rock than one singular '80s hit. 

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