Noche de los dinosaurios
A few years back, when I interviewed Los Lobos in the parking lot of some glitzy Bob Hope Palace of Fine Arts in Palm Desert, the band professed a love for late-1960s British blooze rock—generally, Cream and Ten Years After and, specifically, Blodwyn Pig. Los Lobos recently paid tribute to their roots on the album The Ride, which included some bloozified workouts. And there’s a bit of blooze in their live performances, too; you can find out for yourself at 7 p.m. this Friday, August 13, at the Empire, 1417 R Street, with Jackie Greene opening. Tickets are $30. On the same night at the Roadhouse, 1556 Bell Avenue, you can see legendary 1960s loud-rock band Mountain, a classic power trio featuring Leslie West that’s so old-school it played Woodstock. The 8 p.m. show will set you back $12.50-$15. And if those shows are too Paleolithic, you can catch Moving Units the night before (Thursday, August 12) at The Boardwalk, 9426 Greenback Lane in Orangevale, with the Fever, the Wives and An Angle. Tickets for the 8:30 p.m. all-ages show are $10.