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Los Lobos performing at Crystal Bay Casino Lake Tahoe

Los Lobos takes the stage at Crystal Bay Casino Saturday, Feb. 9.
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What: Los Lobos

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 p.m.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino (14 Nevada Route 28, Crystal Bay, Nev.)

Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 on day of (plus taxes/fees)

Info: http://www.crystalbaycasino.com/

Legendary L.A.-based group Los Lobos returns to the lake this weekend for a show fans will not want to miss.

The band, whose music was described by one its members as “the soundtrack of the barrio,” typically performs in larger rooms at Tahoe. But on Saturday they’ll be taking the stage in the more intimate Casino Crown Room at Crystal Bay Casino.

Given that the band still brings the same high-energy it did more than 40 years ago when it formed, you’re not going to want to miss this show.

After a decade of local and regional success in L.A., Los Lobos gained widespread recognition with the release of “How Will The Wolf Survive?” in 1984. The band saw parallels between the album name and its struggle to maintain its Mexicans roots while breaking into the mainstream rock scene.

Any doubt about the band’s ability, however, was put aside three years later with the release of the acclaimed film “La Bamba.”

The movie, which tells the story of rock ‘n’ roll star Ritchie Valens, featured six covers of Valens’ music performed by Los Lobos. In particular, their cover of the hit song “La Bamba” became a worldwide hit.

Since then the band has not slowed down, releasing 17 albums and touring all over the globe.

The lineup still consists of Louie Perez, drums, guitars, percussion, vocals; Steve Berlin, saxophone, percussion, flute, midsax, harmonica, melodica; Cesar Rosas, vocals, guitar, mandolin; Conrad Lozano, bass, guitarron, vocals; David Hidalgo, vocals, guitar, accordion, percussion, bass, keyboards, melodica, drums, violin, banjo; and Enrique “Bugs” Gonzalez, drums/percussion.

Los Lobos will be joined by the Sam Ravenna Band for their Crystal Bay performance. The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 on day of. Purchase tickets at www1.ticketmaster.com.

For information about the band, visit http://www.loslobos.org.

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