Los Lobos Brought the Jams for the Benefit of PBS on Cinco de Mayo

Los Lobos Brought the Jams for the Benefit of PBS on Cinco de Mayo

By Greg M. Schwartz

Unlike any other band, Los Lobos can provide a uniquely multi-cultural soundtrack for Cinco de Mayo in the City of Angels. 26 May 2015 // 9:00 AM

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - "She Takes Me"

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"The newest Between the Grooves series tackles Lowercase's Kill the Lights, a great marriage of slowcore and post-punk: raw, angry, sullen, and very much alive almost 20 years later.

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