Wu-Tang MC reprises Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015 musings.
Born as the Sixties waned, Los Lobos and the Oakland-based Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno now combine for nearly a century of Latin sound and vision. The Grammy-garnering L.A. sextet summoned four decades of border folk-blues on 24th LP Gates of Gold, and thus call in the Bay Area multimedia and dance institution to stage their tribute to Mexican–American commingling. Wolf Pack’s at the door.– Raoul Hernandez
Seattle’s garage-punk legends with an organ and growling, one-note vocalist Spencer Moody are proving hardier in reformation than originally. 2014’s The White Ghost Has Blood on Its Hands Again proved as hearty/rowdy as anything they’d done. New Wave/soul amalgam Sweet Spirit support with Blondie-esque pop craft, and Caskets open.– Tim Stegall
SoCal weather blessed another Austin winter, so surf’s up at Stubb’s! As caffeinated as Fidlar and as Broadway as Green Day, San Diego foursome Wavves channels Weezer in opening up October’s fifth LP V with “Heavy Metal Detox.” Front imbiber Nathan Williams as the new Rivers Cuomo? L.A. night owls Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno remain Buckingham & Nicks for a new generation on last year’s third LP California Nights.– Raoul Hernandez