Condolencio para el diablo
Now, whether the world needs a Mexican Rolling Stones or not is debatable. El Tri, which appears at the Crest Theatre this Sunday, July 7, at 8 p.m., has been called Mexico’s answer to the Stones; the band has been around since the early ’70s, which is to say that if El Tri sucked and was more like the 1910 Fruitgum Company than Keef, Sir Mick and the lads, somebody would have called them on it by now. But El Tri is the real deal, a working-class rock band that has persevered for 35 years, owing more to styles plied by Cream and the Allman Brothers than to anything containing accordions and ranchera yelps. Tickets are $35—which may be $28 more than you’re paying to get into Old Ironsides, but this band does qualify as a legend by now, so there’s your justification. The Crest is located at 1013 K St. downtown.