Using musical molds built on the blues, rockabilly, jazz, Latin and their own Mexican-American heritage, Grammy-winning Los Lobos hits Royce Hall Jan. 30 for unique family-friendly matinee, followed by a raucous evening set from East Los Angeles’ favorite musical sons.
Composed of singer/guitarists David Hidalgo, Louie Perez and Cesar Rosas, singer/bassist Conrad Lozano, sax player Steve Berlin and drummer Cougar Estrada, Los Lobos filtered rock, Tex-Mex, country, R&B, blues and traditional Spanish and Mexican music such as boleros and Norteño, crafting a distinctive sound all their own.
With millions of records sold over the course of their 36-year career, Los Lobos is known for ignoring the conventions of popular music. Their family-friendly Disney Sound CD, Los Lobos Goes Disney released in October of 2009 is no different. The band takes on 13 timeless songs from Disney films and theme parks giving them the each given the raw and raucous Los Lobos treatment for a lively family afternoon concert.
Tracks include “Heigh-Ho” (from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), “I Wan'na Be Like You” and “Bare Necessities” (from The Jungle Book), “Not in Nottingham” and “Oo-De-Lally” (from Robin Hood) “Cruella De Vil” (from 101 Dalmatians), “Bella Notte” (from Lady and the Tramp) and “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” (from Song of the South).
Los Lobos also throws in some surprises, performing “Grim Grinning Ghosts” and “The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room,” songs familiar to Disneyland fans who have experienced the Haunted Mansion and the Enchanted Tiki Room. Other songs featured on the CD include “I Will Go Sailing No More” (from Toy Story), “The Ugly Bug Ball” (from Summer Magic) and an instrumental medley of “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “It's a Small World.” On the album, the band breaks out instruments unique to Mexican culture, including hidalguera, requinto, jarocho, jarana, guitarron and bajo sexto.
Getting back to these songs is something fans have demanded ever since Los Lobos’ sly turn on the Disney tribute album Stay Awake some 20 years ago.
Single tickets for the family matinee on JANUARY 30 at 2 p.m. are currently available for $18 and $28 ($15 UCLA students).
Single tickets for the evening performance on JANUARY 30 at 8 p.m. are currently available for $28 and $40 ($15 UCLA students).
They can be purchased online at www.UCLALive.org, by phone at 310-825-2101, in person at the UCLA Central Ticket Office at the southwest corner of the James West Alumni Center, and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Student rush tickets, subject to availability, are offered at the same price to all students with a valid ID one hour prior to show time.