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.

Mar 8, 2010 at 2:06 pm

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.