Los Lobos are currently on tour, welcoming special guests to share the stage from city to city. After a four-night stand at City Winery Chicago, the band made it over to SPACE in Evanston where seventeen-year-old Althea Grace made quite the impression. Thea is one half of the duo Future Stuff, who can only be described as Tedeschi Trucks Band meets The White Stripes meets Shakey Graves. So when the young singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist took the stage, fans of Lobos were pleasantly pleased with the in-your-face indie blues that the young woman had to offer.The not-yet-old-enough-to-drive show-stopper led the band through KoKo Taylor‘s “Voodoo Woman”, a song choice inspired by the cover that Susan Tedeschi performs. (Also note the Derek Trucks red Gibson SG). Thea first played with Lobos when she was eight-years-old, so to see how far she’s come since then was a treat for all.Thea and her band Future Stuff have a lot to be excited about, including an upcoming tour to be announced in the coming weeks. Check them out here, and enjoy the video below:[Photo by Edward Spinelli]
By Dialogo July 03, 2012 A Guatemalan court has sentenced 36 people, considered members of the Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas, to between two and 158 years in prison, the judicial branch announced. The accused, several of them Mexican nationals, were found guilty of crimes such as kidnapping, murder, and narcotics trafficking, according to the details of the verdict against them. Among the crimes attributed to those convicted are those against three members of one family in the department of Petén (in northern Guatemala) and against a public prosecutor in Cobán, Alta Verapaz (in northern Guatemala), whose body was dismembered. Both acts took place in May 2011. Also included are an attack on a police patrol a year ago and threats against former president Álvaro Colom’s administration and against communications media in several departments of the country. The authorities did not specify how many of those convicted are foreigners, although they indicate in the verdict that there are several Mexican citizens, including Salvador Argüelles Briones, convicted of the murder of prosecutor Allan Sotwlinsky. According to the Guatemalan government, the Mexican cartel Los Zetas has been operating in nine of the country’s departments for five years.