Eight Gigs: Los Lobos
Fri., Oct. 9, Mondavi Center, 8 p.m., $17-$58
Benefiting from a recently released studio album, Gates of Gold, and publication of Dream in Blue, a historical narrative of the band's four decades together, Los Lobos brings to any stage a wide palette of music and ton of energy. Essentially a roots rock band with Latin influences, Los Lobos has earned the respect of critics of multiple genres, including blues, pop, garage rock, Latin cumbia, Mexican, world and more. Their roots can be found in their songs and their story. The rock has always been part of their powerful stage show. Equally compelling songwriter and genre-bending Alejandro Escovedo is set to open. One Shields Avenue in Davis, www.loslobos.org.