OK, we dig Los Lonely Boys. The single "Heaven" stormed the charts, and the Los Lonely Boys album on which it appeared was received so well that it was picked up by a major after its initial indie release in 2003 and re-released in 2004. On top of this, it was then repackaged again with a DVD in time for Christmas of 2004, and has come out in the two-sided Dual Disc format already in 2005. It's time for a new record, right? Apparently not. Sony has decided to issue Live at the Fillmore as yet another stopgap measure to keep the punters chomping at the bit for something new. That said, this set does smoke. These live versions of the album tunes are raw and charged with a kind of loose, frenetic energy that keeps the now overly familiar songs crackling. And guitarist Henry Garza really shines in this setting. To add ballast, Reese Wynans has been added on keyboards and fills the space beautifully, coloring the band's Texican rock with flourishes of funky soul and R&B. In addition to the album cuts, there are live readings of War's "Cisco Kid" and "La Bamba" that cook. Enough now -- it's time for something new.
AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek