Music: Rodrigo y Gabriela

There aren’t many instances where the phrases “Folk Rock,” “Latin Rock,” “Thrash Metal” and “acoustic guitars” are diagrammed in the same sentence. But Rodrigo y Gabriela have always been adept at defying convention. They play the Madison Theater.

There aren’t many instances where the phrases “Folk Rock,” “Latin Rock,” “Thrash Metal” and “acoustic guitars” are diagrammed in the same sentence. But Rodrigo y Gabriela have always been adept at defying convention.

The duo’s newest album 11:11, released last fall to overwhelming acclaim, features their trademark percussive rhythms and intricate leads that reference both their Metal background and Latin heritage. The album’s tracks are each dedicated to a different artist that has inspired Rod and Gab in significant ways: Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin, Pink Floyd and Astor Piazzolla are all honored.

They play the Madison Theater. Get show details and Sound Advice here.