6 04 2012


By far the hottest ticket of the Latino concert season so far was the Rodrigo y Gabriela show at the Fox Theater in Oakland.

And thanks to the powers that be, the Daily Journal and yours truly got the opportunity to cover the show. The review will be out officially on Saturday, in time for their show in L.A. Here’s a bit of the unedited review …

If you’re a Bay Area purist of Rodrigo y Gabriela, the guitar maestros from Mexico, you woke up Friday morning with a bit of an internal conflict. 
OK, a rather big one.
On the one hand, you have the purist side of your persona. You’re in love with RYG’s carefully crafted, yet masterfully erratic guitar artistry that has catapulted them into international stardom. RYG’s Spanish influenced style is not unique by any stretch of the imagination. Yet, there is something about watching them play with one another that has captured the heart of countless fans. Thursday night’s ticket for their show at the Fox Theater in Oakland was without a doubt the hottest, most difficult to come upon ticket of the Latin music concert year so far. And with good reason — there is something darn near magical about watching the duo treat their guitars like art canvases …

And it continues after that. I’ll post it later, when it comes out. Here are a couple more shots.

OK doke. Enough for now. See y’all tomorrow.




One response

7 04 2012

Looking forward to reading your full review! I saw this concert with a friend and I’m glad I did. I prefer my Spanish music with vocals but RYG were admittedly stunning.

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