The members of Southern California’s Lowrider Band have been making Latin, R&B, funk rock since 1962 and were behind classic songs like “Slippin into Darkness” and “Low Rider.”
The band, which features Howard E. Scott, B.B. Dickerson, Lee Oskar and Harold Brown (all of whom were in the band War), play the Warnor’s Theatre Saturday night. Joining them will be Redbone (famous for the song “Come and Get Your Love”) plus percussionist Pete Escovedo, Bay area Latin bounce band The Kool Katz and locals, the New Monsanto Band.
The concert is a benefit for Home for Vets Now, a Fresno-based organization that is working to build sustainable communities for homeless veterans. Think housing made from reused shipping containers and land for an agricultural co-operative. You can find out more about the group on its website.
We’ll have more about the show in Friday’s 7 section, but if it sounds like a good time, The Beehive has tickets for the event (a few VIP tickets, at that) we’ll be giving away to a few lucky readers. To enter to win, just leave a comment on this post. Tell us your favorite “lowrider” song. “Lowrider” is too obvious. Deadline to enter is 8 p.m. Thursday. Please enter only once. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via email (so check yours Friday morning if you entered).
Full rules (plus video of the Lowrider band) on the jump.
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