Los Lobos perform La Pistola y el Corazón
Friday, October 24, 2014 | 8:00 pm
**$10 Duke student tickets available in person at the Duke University Box Office on the top level of the Bryan Center University Center, by phone at 919-684-4444, and online by clicking here. Box Office hours are 11 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday.**
After the soundtrack for La Bamba made overnight stars of Los Lobos in the mid-1980s, the East L.A. combo doubled back to its norteño roots, recording the all-Spanish album La Pistola y El Corazón in 1988. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of that GRAMMY-winning masterpiece, Los Lobos will play the entire record live at the Carolina Theatre.
Los Lobos are long-standing masters of an adept mix of garage rock, R&B, country, and traditional Mexican music — “the genius of Los Lobos resides in their innate ability to find the redemptive power of music, no matter the style they choose to play” (All About Jazz). In this unplugged show, essential Los Lobos tunes bookend their performance of La Pistola y El Corazón. “For four decades Los Lobos have been exploring the artistic possibilities of American biculturalism, moving back and forth between their Chicano roots and their love of American rock” (Rolling Stone).
**$15 ages $30-&-under tickets are not available for Duke Performances presentations at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.**A co-presentation of Duke Performances and the Carolina Theatre of Durham.