Rodrigo y Gabriela bringing dynamic acoustic guitar sounds to western United States

The story of Rodrigo y Gabriela's origins is as remarkable as it is improbable. The duo of Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero met and began collaborating in a metal band in Mexico City, but the band imploded and the two musicians relocated to Ireland. There, they busked on the streets of Dublin, were discovered by Damien Rice, and, over a series of well-received albums and relentless touring, grew into an internationally acclaimed act. Equally as remarkable as the group's movie-ready streets-to-stages story, though, is the band's music, which upends any preconceived notions one might have about the limits of instrumental [...]

The Bay Abridged: Sept 13 – Sept 21

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of last week's Bay Area concert scene. Zedd at The Bill Graham Civic AuditoriumThe Gathering of the Tribes with The Gentle Cycle, Buzzmutt, The Spiral Electric and more at Public Works (SF) Sept. 13. More than anything, I think it’s embarrassing to say that I had yet to venture out to Public Works - [...]

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