Enter the wolves: Los Lobos
The indefatigable and eclectic East Los Angeles rockers Los Lobos play at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino (20 Buffalo Thunder Trail) as headliners for the 7th annual Sangre de Cristo Funeral Fund Concert, which raises money for area families to help with burial expenses. The founding members of Los Lobos met in high school in the early 1970s, and in the early days were known as Los Lobos del Este (The Wolves of the East). Their songs began appearing in movies in the mid1980s, and they broke through to national fame when they appeared in the 1987 Ritchie Valens biopic, La Bamba. Among their most beloved albums are How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984), By the Light of the Moon (1987), and Kiko (1992). They release their 21st album, Gates of Gold ,in September. The concert, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, also features Melinda Sanchez in a “Selena Review,” as well as Santa Fe’s popular allfemale mariachi band, Mariachi Buenaventura, and Mariachi Sonido Nuevo from Albuquerque. Tickets, which are $35, can be purchased at www.buffalothunderresort.com. — J.L.