For the group's latest, Rock en Español Vol. 1, los Lobos' Cesar Rosas and Thee Midniters' Little Willie G join los Straitjackets for a hopping Saturday-night twist party. Between ballads like los Freddy's "Dejenme Llorar," the band nails the Kinks' gritty riffs on "All Day and All of the Night" and translates the Troggs' "Wild Thing" into Esperanto.
Touring with rockabilly revivalist Big Sandy, the band is performing two shows. The first is a short afternoon set for children -- with lower volume, cluck-along favorites like "Itchy Chicken," and no tequila jokes. (If you're dreading the upcoming live production of Go Diego Go, try steering the little ones this way.) And when the sun goes down, the group returns for a rowdy, racier set. Muy caliente!