MUSIC REVIEW | Rodrigo y Gabriela tear up the State Theatre


The world-renowned acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela entered the stage of the State Theatre on August 15 fiercely as the crowd roared continuously. Their tour and new album 9 Dead Alive is a throwback to when they began as street musicians. The audience became willing passengers on a musical voyage; when a song ended, they gasped for another.

The pair seemed to be dueling with reciprocity. One would play base as the other would handle the acoustic. Their music is influenced by many genres from nuevo flamenca to blends of rock and heavy metal. The communication between them on stage is seemingly telepathic. 

Rodrigo y Gabriela originate from Mexico and have been together since 2000 and spent eight years in Dublin. To their credit are several albums and have collaborated on film soundtrack as Pirates of the Caribbean, Shrek and Puss in Boots. A listen of their YouTube station is guaranteed to fulfill.

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