Return of the wolves
The members of the Grammy Award-winning band Los Lobos have been playing together for 40 years, since David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, and Steve Berlin met in high school in East L.A. Now the rockers are the subject of a new book, Los Lobos: Dream in Blue (University of Texas Press, 2015), by Chris Morris, a music journalist who has written for Rolling Stone. (The title takes its name from the first track of their critically acclaimed 1992 album, Kiko.) Morris explores the evolution of the band’s sound — part rock, part punk, part blues, part country — and the creation of every album, though the book ends before the recording of their newest, Gates of Gold. Hidalgo and Rosas still sing like young men, albeit young men who have seen the world and perfected their vocals. Los Lobos play at the Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 W. San Francisco St.) at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. Tickets, $49 to $59, are available at www.ticketssantafe.org.