SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Lobos, Los Angeles' masterful musicians who catapulted from the East L.A. bar scene to worldwide recognition for their unique sound mixing Latin soul grooves, roots rock, Mexican folk, traditional Spanish, blues and R&B, are celebrating their Billboard Top 200 Albums debut with "DISCONNECTED IN NEW YORK CITY." Recorded live last December @ the City Winery in New York City, the original members, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Louie Perez, Steve Berlin and Conrad Lozano (with the additional help of Enrique "Bugs" Gonzalez and Camilo Quinones) play with an invigorating, joyous spirit as they revisit four decades of musical magic. This week, the band is in their hometown for a flurry of promotional activities including a live performance Wednesday, November 13th at local tastemaker radio station KCSN to help kick off their new 24 hour Latin alternative station that will air on KCSN HD2 and stream at LatinAlt.org. The concert will begin at 12Noon PST. On Thursday, Los Lobos will perform a sold out show at the legendary Whisky A Go Go.
429 Records released "DISCONNECTED IN NEW YORK CITY" on October 29th in three formats—a standard CD, a deluxe package (with 2CDs and a DVD with 5 live videos shot at City Winery) and on vinyl. The band will be returning to NY's City Winery for three shows Nov. 30-Dec 2nd. On December 20 and 21st, the band will celebrate 40 years at San Francisco's Fillmore Theatre.
Formed in 1973 straight out of high school in East L.A., Los Lobos took their love of rock and roll and created their unique hybrid incorporating traditional Mexican music. From their beginnings performing in local dive bars and making their mark in the L.A. rock underground of the '80s to being catapulted to fame with their recording of "La Bamba" and garnering raves for the uncompromising artistry of recordings such as "Kiko", the three time Grammy winning band have forged a stellar career unlike any other in the rock, blues or traditional genres by constantly pushing their creative boundaries. The energized performances on "DISCONNECTED IN NEW YORK CITY" represent every era of their storied career from "I Got To Let You Know" from HOW WILL THE WOLF SURVIVE? to their breakout #1 hit "La Bamba" to rarer tracks from their 90's releases and their last studio album TIN CAN TRUST. Playing with a stripped down ensemble, the recording, although not fully acoustic, shines with a close knit intimacy.
429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.