Mr. Smalls Theatre
April 19, 2020 | Doors: 7:00pm Show: 8:00pm
One of America's most venerated bands since they gained a national audience in the mid-'80s, Los Lobos were seasoned musical veterans with nearly 15 years of experience under their belts when they scored their first hit in 1987 with a cover of Richie Valens' "La Bamba." Though their time as pop stars was short, the group -- who enjoy calling themselves "just another band from East L.A." -- won over critics and a legion of loyal fans with their bracing mixture of rock, blues, Tex-Mex, country, R&B, and folk influences. The group got their start playing acoustic Mexican folk music (as documented on their self-released 1978 album Just Another Band from East L.A.) but as they added rock and blues accents to the mix, they won a following outside their hometown with 1983's ...And a Time to Dance and 1984's How Will the Wolf Survive? Los Lobos showed off the full range of their roots-based influences on 1990's The Neighborhood, then threw away the rule book with 1992's Kiko, a set full of melodic experiments and ambitious production that delivered some of the most evocative music of their career. While they returned to a more conventional approach on 2002's Good Morning Aztlan and 2006's The Town and the City, their mix of influences remained potent as their songwriting and ensemble playing grew with time, and 2010's Tin Can Trust and 2015's Gates of Gold confirmed they were not only playing at the peak of their form decades into their career, but that they could still write songs relevant to the circumstances of a changing America. While often cited as one of the great bands of Latino Rock, Los Lobos' eclectic sound more accurately defined them as a vital example of America's cultural melting pot.
Stay at the TRYP Hotel by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville!
We are about 1.2 miles from the event
Our Offerings Include:
- Number of upscale packages
- Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access
- 2 Restaurants & a Coffee Bar
- Premium Bedding
- Valet Parking
- Fitness Center
- 100% Non-Smoking
- Pet Friendly
About the TRYP Hotel by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville
Set in the historic Washington Education Center building at the base of the 40th Street Bridge, TRYP Pittsburgh | Lawrenceville is a boutique hotel located the center of what TIME and Money Magazines named “The Coolest Neighborhood in America.” Steeped in neighborhood history and adorned with local art, the 108-room hotel is home to two restaurants, Over Eden & Brick Shop, a coffee bar and spectacular rooftop city and neighborhood views, and two distinct event spaces for celebrations and events. TRYP Pittsburgh | Lawrenceville is a local gathering place and a hidden gem destination just 3 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh, 30 minutes from Pittsburgh International Airport, in the heart of one of the City's most celebrated art, dining, and shopping districts.