REY FRESCO The band with the biggest buzz locally, and a featured VCReporter band to watch in 2009, is preparing to explode with a record set to release, a big push from its management and a viral fan base. An eclectic, multicultural group of guys with an authentic passion for music, Rey Fresco’s sound is uniquely coastal Cali: warm and breezy, crisp and reflective pop with elements of reggae punctuated by Mexican harp. This is the band’s first big show, and with the support of local heavyweights Todd Hannigan and Timmy Curran, it has the potential to sell out. You’ll want to save your ticket stub. Friday, May 1. Ventura Theater, 26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura. 653-0721, www.myspace.com/reyfresco.
LOS LOBOS Spawned from East L.A.’s punk rock community in the early ’80s, Los Lobos’ staying power has outlasted just about everyone from that era and won three Grammy awards along the way. Normally a spicy stew of Tex-Mex, blues, country and rock, “the Wolves” are currently working on an album of selections from the Disney songbook.
Friday, May 1. The Canyon, 28912 Roadside Drive., Agoura Hills. (818) 879-5016, www.canyonclubnet.