Los Lobos recorded Ritchie Valens's music for the 1987 movie La Bamba, performed at the White House for Obama at a "Fiesta Latina" earlier this year, and tonight they ring in 2010. Not bad for a group that once cheekily called themselves "just another band from East L.A." The group's latest album is a collection of Disney songs, so don't expect much of those tonight (you'll be lucky to get "Auld Lang Syne"). Nonetheless, from "Will the Wolf Survive?" to "La Pistola y Corazon," Los Lobos have enough uplifting and emotional hits to ring in the New Year right.
Thu., Dec. 31, 11 p.m., 2009