Van Halen and Los Lobos Over the Weekend

Van Halen at US Airways Center

When the recently reunited Van Halen (featuring original vocalist David Lee Roth) announced it was postponing a handful of dates on its current tour, most people assumed that it was due to some conflict within the band. Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth wasted no time dismissing the theory and chalked it up to the band's biting off more than it could chew with this tour. Turns out, they were right in ways we never expected. Read more.

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Los Lobos at Wild Horse Pass Casino

East L.A.'s Los Lobos hit the Ovations Live Showroom stage almost unceremoniously Friday night. They smiled and waved and took their familiar places among one another; RayBan-wearing guitarist/vocalist Cesar Rosas far left, followed by bassist Conrad Lozano, guitarist Louie Perez, guitarist/vocalist David Hidalgo, sax/flute-man Steve Berlin and newcomer drummer "Bugs" Gonzalez. And like consummate professionals, they casually rocked out, jamming nonchalant-like. The original wolf pack dazzled a crowd of middle-agers with a set that stretched from Mexican folk and cumbias, to country, R&B and good ol' rock 'n' roll. Read more.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.