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Rodrigo Y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive Album Review


It's perhaps no surprise that in reviewing '9 Dead Alive', Ultimate Guitar Archive gives the Mexican duo Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriel Quintero's first release in five years a glowing 9.7 out of 10. This is the kind of record, after all, that will have technicians positively weeping at the pair's virtuosity; UGA probably has all the tabs for erstwhile Flamenco buffs to try this at home, but it's likely that they'll end up with bleeding fingers and a splitting headache.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive Album Review

Rodrigo y Gabriela's back story is an interesting one, taking them from playing heavy metal in their home country to busking on the pavements of Dublin before doing a turn in front of Barack Obama. If that's unorthodox then (for them) '9 Dead Alive' is not, following a groove in which they've managed to carve out a president enticing niche, making them fairly big in Belgium as a result. Each of the tracks is themed around a person from the twentieth century (example - opener 'The Soundmaker' is dedicated/inspired by Antonio De Torres Jurado, the father of the modern acoustic guitar) although any references to them are, as you would imagine, on record consisting entirely of instrumentals, highly oblique.

In the wrong hands, this concept could end up being rendered as lift music, but Sanchez and Quintero are experienced enough to know how to blend the intricate traditional shades of this type of music with a powerfully sensual undercurrent. Only on 'Megalopolis' is the listener handed something which could be regarded as genuinely picturesque and delicate, whilst 'Somnium' by contrast bursts with pent up energy and a riffing mid-section that could, if electrified, almost pass for prog metal. 

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Rodrigo Y Gabriela Busk On Grafton Street

Rodrigo y Gabriela - Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela bring Grafton Street to a standstill with an impromptu performance ahead of playing the National Concert Hall tonight (24Jun14) - Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday 24th June 2014

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Rodrigo Y Gabriela Announce New Single 'The Soundmaker' Out April 28th 2014

Posted on 20 February 2014

Rodrigo Y Gabriela Announce New Single 'The Soundmaker' Out April 28th 2014

Rodrigo Y Gabriela Announce New Album '9 Dead Alive' Released 28th April 2014

Posted on 17 January 2014

Rodrigo Y Gabriela Announce New Album '9 Dead Alive' Released 28th April 2014

BottleRock Announce First Wave Of Bands To Play The 2013 Festival

Posted on 01 February 2013

Bottlerock Announce First Wave Of Bands To Play The 2013 Festival

The North Sea Jazz Festival - Day 2

Rodrigo y Gabriela Saturday 7th July 2012 The North Sea Jazz Festival - Day 2

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Pitbull Joins Dawson's Cause To Mobilise Latin Voters


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Rapper Pitbull and Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are lending their support to actress Rosario Dawson's efforts to encourage America's Latin community to be politically active.

The Sin City beauty launched Voto Latino in 2004, urging Hispanics to stand up and make their votes count in the U.S. presidential elections, and she's been campaigning once again ahead of November's (12) race for the White House.

She's now recruited the help of 35 musicians, including Miguel, Kat Deluna and Los Tigres, to offer free music downloads to those who sign up for voter registration information and political updates.

A statement released by Dawson reads: "Our interest is to keep bringing people into the political mix. Everyone should have an understanding of the system whether or not they're eligible to vote and we believe that offering free music through social media platforms will help continue to motivate and engage those that may not already be a part of the conversation."

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Wilderness Festival 2012: Wilco And Rodrigo Y Gabriela Announced In Initial Line Up


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Wilderness Festival recently announced the initial line up for this year's event, which will take place 10-12th August 2012 at the Cornbury Estate in Oxfordshire. Already confirmed are Wilco; Stornoway; Spiritualized and Rodrigo y Gabriela. Joining them will be Milagres; Lianne La Havas; Cloud Control plus many more.

The first Wilderness Festival was launched in 2011, by the same minds who conjured up Secret Garden Party and LoveBox. Festival organiser Tim Harvey said in a press release: 'Last year was the first ever Wilderness festival and we were thrilled to see that 10,000 others shared our passion for a new festival concept. This year, the festival is back and we're planning even more adventure as we celebrate the arts and outdoors in the beautiful Cornbury Park.'

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Big Chill Festival Cancelled


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The 2012 Big Chill festival has been cancelled.

Organisers of the annual event have struggled to book artists to perform because of the London Olympics and despite looking into the possibility of moving the three-day show to a different time of year, have been unable to find an alternative slot.

A statement from festival director Melvin Benn said: "It is with a considerable amount of regret that I have decided not to go ahead with The Big Chill in 2012.

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7th Annual Focus For Change Benefit Dinner And Concert At The Roseland Ballroom For WITNESS - Concert

Rodrigo y Gabriela Thursday 10th November 2011 7th Annual Focus for Change benefit dinner and concert at the Roseland Ballroom for WITNESS - Concert New York City, USA

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Rodrigo y Gabriela, Live in France Album Review


I've been playing the guitar for nearly ten years now. When I started out, I was awful, but I put up with it for a few years until I was at a passable standard, and now I consider myself to be fairly good. Well, I mean, I can play more than chords and stuff. But, every now and then, I come across people like Rodrigo y Gabriela, and it makes me feel like a complete beginner again.

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Performing On The Deer Park Stage Of The Big Chill Festival At Eastnor Castle Deer Park - Day Three

Rodrigo y Gabriela - Sunday 7th August 2011 at The Big Chill Herefordshire, England

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Rodrigo Y Gabriela Perform On Day 4 Of Latitude Festival

Rodrigo y Gabriela - Sunday 18th July 2010 at Latitude Festival Suffolk, England

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Trujillo Jams With Rodrigo Y Gabriela


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Fans of Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela were given a shock on Friday (16Oct09), when Metallica guitarist Robert Trujillo joined the musicians onstage for a jam.

Rock legends Metallica enjoyed a day off from their current tour to catch the pair in action at Chicago, Illinois' Riviera Theatre.

Trujillo, whose mother is Mexican, had contacted guitarist Rodrigo Sanchez before the gig to arrange the collaboration.

The excited musician posted a hint to fans on his Twitter.com blog, writing, "In Chicago, and happy as f**k for a very very special guest we'll have 2nite (sic) on stage.... stay tuned my friends...... it'll kick a**."

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Rodrigo y Gabriela, 11:11 Album Review


Review of Rodrigo y Gabriela's album 11:11

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