Los Tigres Del Norte

| August 18, 2015 | Reply

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The popular Norteno band based in California, Los Tigres Del Norte, played two nights inside the Choctaw Grand Theater. Saturday night’s show had thousands in the audience, Sunday’s show had fewer than 1,000. But, it didn’t stop this dynamite family 5-piece Gramny-honored  group from giving their fans their very best.

The four front men, Jorge Hernandez on lead vocals and accordion; Hernan Hernandez on bass and vocals; Eduardo Hernandez on accordion, saxophone, 12-string guitar, and vocals; and Luis Hernandez on 12-string lead guitar and vocals, ambled — no, more like slow danced their way back and forth across the stage, untethered by conventional microphones and guitar wires. They took turns on lead vocals, sometimes in duet with one another. They switched instruments often, picking up lead guitars, accordions, saxophones, bass guitar, as if they were much-adored babies.

Meanwhile, Oscar Lara kept the beat moving on his drums, accompanied at times by an unnamed musician sitting in on another drum kit that included some hand-drums.

For two hours, Los Tigres Del Norte kept the crowd enthralled with their unique (at least to this area of the country) music. From time to time, they accepted notes from fans, reading them, usually silently but occasionally out loud, between songs. All 9  7203 FB

The light show — provided by Choctaw’s own system strongly supplemented by the band’s own lighting system they brought with them — was beyond compare. The only distraction/drawback was the continually-flashing live video feed on a big screen behind the band. Usually, the live-videos are shown on jumbotrons on both sides, and that happened with this show, as well, but the feed also included a third showing underneath all those artistic lights.

The next show in the Grant Theater will be Thursday, Aug. 27, when Boston graces the stage. However, that show is already sold out. Check Choctaw’s Website for the concerts that follow Boston. ChoctawCasinos.com. And don’t forget their live music every Friday and Saturday night in Gilley’s Saloon.

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