OPINION: Los Lobos is an American band

Los Lobos — Cesar Rosas, (from left) Conrad Lozano, Steve Berlin, Louie Perez and David Hidalgo — celebrates its 50th year as one of America’s great live bands at Pulaski Tech’s CHARTS center next week.

The best rock 'n' roll show I ever saw was Los Lobos at the Longhorn Ballroom in Dallas on April 22, 1987.

The band was at the height of its power, a finely calibrated, piston-slamming beast of a machine.