Saturday Night: Vicente Fernández At Toyota Center

Vicente Fernández, Edith Marquez Toyota Center October 1, 2011

If Aftermath were forced to assign Mexican equivalents to famous Anglo and/or American musicians, the list would go like this:

Los Tigres del Norte = The Beatles

Maná = The Rolling Stones

Vicente Fernández = Elvis, Frank Sinatra & Johnny Cash

Yes, Fernández is that big of a deal. His fans call him "Chente," and Saturday night at Toyota Center, a nearly three-hour set in front of a packed house further cemented his status as El Rey, the king of ranchera music.

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