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Review: Los Lobos

Los Lobos is in a rut. For much of its 39-year existence, the band has been one of the most creative and powerful acts in rock. It was startling, consequently, to hear Los Lobos perform a largely unexceptional concert Thursday at Knuckleheads. The majority of the Los Angeles-based band's one-hour-and-50-minute set seemed routine. Even at less than peak form, however, Los Lobos is worthwhile. Nods to its roots in traditional Mexican folk music were gorgeous while the cumbia and ranchera sung by the gruff Cesar Rosas were exhilarating. A version of "La Pistola y El Corazón" proved that David Hidalgo's...