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Rodrigo y Gabriela at Denver's Buell Theater

Read "Rodrigo y Gabriela at Denver's Buell Theater" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Rodrigo y GabrielaBuell Theater Denver, CO September 19, 2009

Who knew you could wring so much out of a couple acoustic guitars? At the Buell Theater, Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quinetro attacked their instruments in a manner that had the audience wondering whether the delicate wood would survive, or at the least, stay in tune. The guitars did stay in tune and the result was a sound far beyond what two humans are typically ...

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Rodrigo y Gabriela: Rodrigo y Gabriela

Read "Rodrigo y Gabriela" reviewed by Chris May

Forget every other acoustic guitar duo you've ever heard. Mexico's Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero up the ante with an album that owes as much to Metallica as it does to Paco De Lucia and Al Di Meola. It's a hard-driving, high decibel, rutting and strutting cathartic melange of metal, jazz, Mexican, Spanish and Gypsy musics. It's also gloriously melodic, and it makes you feel mighty chipper.

Sanchez and Quintero are survivors of Mexico City's early-1990s metal scene, where they ...


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