â€œThat was an old tune,â€ said Los Lobos guitarist and singer David Hidalgo after the band wrapped up â€œJust a Matter of Time,â€ the soulful ballad off their landmark 1984 album How Will the Wolf Survive? Los Lobos have been playing, touring, and making albums together since 1973, when the group first came together in their native East Los Angeles.
The first annual KAABOO Del Mar festival was held on September 18-20 at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds. An absolute aural and visual spectacle, this brand new addition to San Diego’s vibrant musical landscape was an ambitious project to say the least. Continue reading…
L.A.’s Rumspringa just released Sway, their debut full-length. Produced by Mannie Nieto (The Breeders, Los Lobos), the album works well to showcase the band’s brand of psychedelic-surf-garage-punk. And though Sway is reminiscent of David Bowie, T-Rex, and the Stones — with a little bit of The White Stripes thrown in for good measure — Rumspringa’s sound is wholly their own. With an abundance of original melodies, great lyrics, and solid musicianship, they are clearly going places.
MTV News has called Rumspringa “One of the best LA bands […] in a really long time,” and RCRD LBL has commended them for “running feverish, fast-paced rock-n-roll trails in our head.” We saw them at The Rumble back in August and had a hell of a good time.
Rumspringa will play the Soda Bar on 11/15, and Bar Pink on 12/4. In anticipation of the shows, lead singer Joey Stevens sent us a list of influences. Check it out below.