at The Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen Street, New York City)

It’s about time for a full-on salsa revival, and the self-styled “electric Latin soul” performed by this second-generation Nuyorican would make for a great night alongside other neo-salsa groups like Bio Ritmo. The son of one of the trumpet-playing co-founders of salsa legends Tipica 73, and himself a founding member of early-’90s downtown jazz-rockers the Authority, Lopez plays timbales and sings with newfound authority on his recently released ELS. -Village Voice

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