Entries tagged with: Rodrigo y Gabriela
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In February 2010, The Old Vic acquired this new performance space beneath Waterloo Station from BRB (Residuary) formerly British Rail. This unique venue showcases productions, performances and installations and will continue to be home to a series of innovative and surprising arts events throughout 2011/12.While NYC didn't get to experience most of its Halloween events (including the Halloween Parade) this year due to Hurricane Sandy, over in London they celebrated with a Day of the Dead Festival in the Old VIc Tunnels, presented by Wahaca ("mexican market eating).
We caught some of the multi-day festival on Saturday (11/3) where we saw Rodrigo y Gabriela, and VadoInMessico,, some Day of the Dead-themed visual art, photography, and performance art. Pictures from the event are in this post. More below...
Rodrigo y Gabriela at Terminal 5 in 2009 (more by Paul Bachman)
Rodrigo y Gabriela are set to release their new album, Area 52, on January 24 via ATO Records. The album will mark the duo's first collaborative recording, as they've roped in 13-piece Cuban orchestra C.U.B.A.. You can download the album's single, "Juan Loco," in exchange for your email address via the widget below. Also below is the album artwork, tracklist, and a trailer video.
Rodrigo y Gabriela are going on tour in support of the album with C.U.B.A. as their backing band this spring. That tour hits NYC on April 20 at Radio City Music Hall. Tickets go on sale Friday, 1/20, and are available now for Fan Club Presale (password="RYGAREA52").
All dates, video, widget, and album info below...
Big names and regulars aside, there are a few bands I want to highlight on the just-announced Sasquatch lineup: Wolf Parade ("indefinite hiatus" rumors be damned), The Flaming Lips (performing "The Soft Bulletin"), Death From Above 1979 (now three reunion shows total), Guided By Voices (they're not done yet), and... Archers of Loaf (!). The full lineup of the fest that goes down in Gorge, Washington in May (Memorial Day Weekend), is below...
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Rodrigo y Gabriela are probably excited right now. Their first-ever headlining show at NYC's Radio City Music Hall happens tonight (4/29). Tickets are still on sale if you want to go. At some point, Rod and Gab also added a May 1st show in Atlantic City, but that has been cancelled, as has a May 1st show at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre in New Orleans. Don't ask me.
Their tour continues at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA on May 4th, includes a slew of European festival dates this summer, and a return trip to the United States for some more concerts in August (Boston Opera House on August 26th included) (another NYC date TBA announced around then too?).
Not counting "Glee Live In Concert!" (but counting New Kids on the Block who have the same amount of shows coming up there as Vampire Weekend) (three), the full list of currently announced Radio City Music Hall concerts is below...
Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Terminal 5 in Sept. (more by Paul Bachmann)
For Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero the story begins with all the key ingredients for that quintessential rags-to-riches story - humble beginnings and of course, undeniable odds stacked against them - but that's not what makes this story so damned interesting. Growing up in Mexico City, that country's pinnacle metropolis of culture and arts, Rodrigo and Gabriela were exposed to music from an early age. As teenagers the two developed a keen love of music and eventually met when Gabriela joined Rodrigo's thrash metal band, Tierra Acida (Acid Earth). With ambitions of becoming serious musicians, they applied to a music conservatory, but having had almost no proper musical training both were denied entry. And so they continued their affair with Mexico City's rock scene. Yet opportunities were scarce, and success even scarcer. Years of unrequited pursuit left them frustrated and disheartened with their home city's music industry. So with about $1000 and no English skills whatsoever, the duo picked up and moved to Dublin, Ireland. Though it may have been by choice, the odds were certainly stacked against them, but Rodrigo y Gabriela weren't in music to play the odds.Rodrigo y Gabriela will headline Radio City Music Hall in NYC on April 29th. Tickets ($49.50, $39.50, $34.50) go AmEx presale Wednesday (1/13), "Internet Presale" Thursday (1/14), and then general sale on Friday (1/15).
It was all about the adventure. "We didn't actually want to be part of a record label anymore, especially when we first went to Europe. We were in a backpacking situation but we were happy," says Rodrigo of their early excursion to Europe, with a much improved English vocabulary now. "We were young and totally irresponsible; we weren't really worried about anything." [Jambase]
As the above article points out, Rodrigo y Gabriela, though originally from Mexico, now reside in Ireland, home of Glen Hansard of The Frames and Swell Season. The Swell Season's 2nd headlining show at Radio City is coming up soon - January 19th to be exact (tickets). Josh Ritter opens. The Swell Season show is one day before Lady Gaga kicks off her four-night run at the historical venue, and it was recently leaked that Spoon will be playing there in March.
On New Years Eve, Rod and Gab participated in UK TV host Jools Holland's annual Hootenanny on BBC Two. Check out the videos and all dates below...
DOWNLOAD: Rodrigo y Gabriela - Buster Voodoo (MP3)
photos by Paul Bachman
"...their second live album, released last year, sounded like a stopgap. They urgently needed new material, and it's provided by these 11 instrumental pieces, each written in thanks to very different musicians who inspired them, from Hendrix to Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia or the Palestinian oud players of Le Trio Joubran. There are more changes of mood and pace than in the past, with new textures provided by the addition of oud, sitar, piano, and even electric guitar. The best tracks include Hunaman, Buster Voodoo and Chac Mool, but all feature the remarkable interplay between the two guitarists." [Guardian]Wednesday night (9/16), the metal-loving Mexican/Irish guitar duo kicked off a tour of North America at Terminal 5 in NYC. Were you there? More pictures from it, and all tour dates below....
John Wesley Harding @ Le Poisson Rouge (more by Tim Griffin)
tonight in NYC
* Of Montreal @ Santos Party House
* Asobi Seksu (acoustic) @ Joe's Pub
* Olof Arnalds @ Rockwood Music Hall
* John Zorn Improv Benefit @ The Stone
* Rodrigo y Gabriela, Rocco Deluca @ Terminal 5
* Let's Paint TV w/ John Kilduff @ Issue Project Room
* Jason Anderson, Twice as Bright @ Pete's Candy Store
* Little Boots, Yes Giantess, Plastiscines @ Bowery Ballroom
* Box Elders, Woven Bones, Tanks Amigo @ Monster Island Basement
* Miike Snow, Jack Penate, Phil and the Osophers @ Mercury Lounge
* Sleepy Sun, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound, Weird Owl @ Union Pool
* Ed Schrader, Adventure, Infinity Window, DJ Dog Dick, NT @ Glasslands
* Ida Maria, LadyHawke, Frankmusik, Semi Precious Weapons @ Irving Plaza
* White Suns, Chaos Majik, Little Big, Buckets of Bile, Invisible Circle @ DBA
* Sam Mickens, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Katie Eastburn @ Cake Shop
* Rhett Miller, Jim Ward, Mia Riddle & Her Band @ The Bell House
* John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders w/ special guests @ LPR
The Flaming Lips are on the Colbert Report tonight.
Miike Snow and Jack Penate play for a second night, this time with Phil and the Osophers, at Mercury Lounge.
Asobi Seksu play a "special acoustic" show at Joe's Pub before their upcoming tour.
Little Boots, who last visited NYC in May, plays Bowery Ballroom with Yes Giantess and Plastiscines. Earlier in the night she might be playing Irving Plaza with Perez LadyHawke, Frankmusik and Semi Precious Weapons, but NOT Ida Maria.
Olof Arnalds performs at Rockwood Music Hall with a grand piano accompanying her. It's her second of three shows while she's back in town. Jim Campilongo & Adam Levy Guitar Duo are at the same venue earlier in the night.
Box Elders, Woven Bones and Tanks Amigo play Monster Island Basement. A video Bill took at last night's Box Elders show at Cake Shop, below...
In case you missed it, Pavement is getting back together.
Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers (who play three days later at Webster Hall) perform with Jim Ward (of Sparta) and Mia Riddle & Her Band at The Bell House.
John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders is back on stage. Tonight guests at (Le) Poisson Rouge include Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies), Eugene Mirman, David Gates, Elizabeth Ziman (Elizabeth and the Catapult), John Roderick (The Long Winters) and Jon Auer (The Posies).
Rodrigo y Gabriela play Terminal 5 with Rocco Deluca. Video of them covering Metallica's "Orion" below...
John Kilduff's Let's Paint TV is at the Issue Project Room. See a video of the show below.
Rodrigo y Gabriela - Bonnaroo 2009 main stage (91.3 The Summit)
Hot Hot Japan Hot Bonnaroo 2009 Highlights:Dave Hill got to see David Byrne (all dressed in white) too, and like he did at the Dark Was the Night concert, David Byrne also joined the Dirty Projectors on stage at Bonnaroo over the weekend... the stage Mr. Byrne curated that also included Katzenjammer who played Mercury Lounge in NYC last night (6/16).
+ My three favorite shows of the weekend: David Byrne, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Rodrigo y Gabriela.
+ I got to meet Raphael Saadiq, who signed my guidebook and kept a pleasant demeanor despite playing two shows on a hot Tennessee Saturday afternoon. If you don't know who he is, you should check him out. You'll like him. Promise.
+ Trent Reznor announced that their performance at Bonnaroo will be the last show they'll ever play in the United States. I missed most of the show but made it over there for that announcement and the following "The Hand That Feeds." I'll believe it when I see it.
+ I got to see David Byrne. This warrants two mentions. Yeah, that was the best show I've seen in a while.
NYC recently got to see David Byrne in white too, and NYC will next get to see Rodrigo y Gabriela at Terminal 5 on September 16th. That's the first of a string of just-announced, new U.S. dates which go along with the announcement of the duo's new album.
ATO Records is excited to announce that Rodrigo y Gabriela will release their new studio album, entitled 11:11, on Tuesday September 8th. 11:11 was recorded in Ixtapa, Mexico and produced by Rodrigo y Gabriela, with John Leckie co-producing two of the tracks. The album was mixed in Wales and London by Colin Richardson, best known for his work with Slipknot and Trivium.Rodrigo y Gabriela have never hidden their metal roots.
Comprising 11 new original compositions, 11:11 is the band's personal "Gracias" to 11 musicians, both past and present, who have inspired them along the way. Alex Skolnick of metal gods Testament guests on the album, as do widely respected acoustic veterans Strunz & Farah.
Crystal Castles @ MHOW - New Years Eve (more by Ryan Muir)
Al Green @ the Wellmont Theater - Nov 2008 (more by Eric M Townsend)
Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The eighth annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 11 - 14 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. Every year Bonnaroo seeks to make history by offering unique and exclusive performances by rock's greatest legends as well as its most significant newcomers. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2009 lineup will total over 120 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days. Tickets go on sale exclusively through www.bonnaroo.com on Saturday, February 7 at 12:00 PM Eastern.As rumored, Bruce Springsteen (who just played the Superbowl Halftime show) and Phish (who just had some trouble selling tickets to other shows) are headlining this year's Bonnaroo. Nine Inch Nails (who played Lollapalooza last year), Beastie Boys, David Byrne (who has two shows coming up at Radio City), Wilco, Al Green, Erykah Badu, TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (who are also playing Coachella), Andrew Bird (who just played Carnegie Hall), The Decemberists, Bon Iver, Animal Collective (who are very popular right now), Neko Case, Jenny Lewis, Santogold, Grizzly Bear (who have a new album coming out), St. Vincent, Ted Leo, Crystal Castles, and many others are also on the bill according to the now-officially announced initial lineup.
Full (initial) 2009 Bonnaroo lineup below...
most photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
Though I got there late on the first night (in time to see Girl Talk, some of Underworld and then Radiohead though), I did make the trek to Jersey City all three days of the All Points West festival this past weekend. Unfortunately (for the festival I guess?) I don't think there are not many people besides state police, ferry operators, festival staff and photographers that can say the same thing. The admission price was high and Sunday's lineup was not very popular (in this neck of the woods anyway). Sunday's crowd looked completely different than Friday and Saturday. Sunday's crowd looked like people that didn't mind paying close to $100 to see Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and Trey Anastasio. Saturday's crowd looked like people that weren't about to spend another $100 to see Cat Power, Rogue Wave and The Secret Machines in Jersey City on a Sunday.
Anyway, I went Sunday (to which I got very many "Why??"'s). I was most excited to see Amadou & Mariam followed by Rodrigo y Gabriela (the 'world music' segment of the show) followed by Cat Power. They are the three artists that started the day off on the same stage that Radiohead headlined the two nights before. And because I was in attendance at both of those Radiohead performances, it was extremely difficult to get myself moving back to Jersey City on Sunday early-afternoon. Somehow I did though. It probably took me about 90 minutes to get there, and the whole time I knew there was a good chance I'd miss A&M. When I finally did get there, it was about to rain and, for the second day in a row, I had to wait on a long line to get through the gate. Luckily for me, the impending rain also caused Sunday to start late. I heard it was because they were making the grounds a little safer and more waterproof before they let anyone in (I didn't confirm that). Because of the delay I got to see a song of Neil Halstead, a song of De Novo Dahl, and almost all of Amadou & Mariam who weren't a letdown, but all factors considered (early, gloomy, about to rain, small crowd, running late, frustrating commute, seeing Radiohead in the same spot the night before), I wasn't having the time of my life like I was when I saw the same group play Summerstage a couple of years earlier.
The schedule was all screwed up at this point, so from A&M I was able to run over and catch a decent amount of Rogue Wave on one of the smaller stages. They sounded great and weren't boring. I think that's when it started to drizzle. Not bad enough to seek shelter, but enough for the umbrellas (which supposedly weren't allowed in the venue) to start popping out. From Rogue Wave I headed back to the main stage to catch Rodrigo y Gabriela. As exciting as it was to see them again, it really started to pour during their set. Sick of getting wet, I moved to a covered area. I could still hear them from a distance, but it was hardly like being upfont. That's where I stayed until Cat Power.
Photos and video of the first two Sunday main stage sets below....
Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Sasquatch 2008 (more by Chris Graham)
"The multi-faceted, three-day festival will take place in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park on August 22 - 24, 2008. Radiohead, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Jack Johnson will headline the event. Tickets for the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival are available for purchase at www.SFOutsidelands.com."
Beck, Manu Chao, Sharon Jones, Nellie McKay, and Rodrigo y Gabriela are a few of the other artists playing. All of them below....
photos by Chris Graham
Michael Showalter & the gorge, Sasquatch 2008
(not) Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Roseland Ballroom, NYC - Oct 19, 2007 (CRED)
Spoon (and friends) @ Roseland Ballroom, NYC - Oct 20, 2007 (CRED)
Back in August I asked, "why do Hammerstein and Roseland have so few shows a year?". In response, I received the following letter (from someone who would like to stay anonymous)....
Another duo, another possible case of exhaustion leading to an ACL cancellation...
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Levon Helm @ Summerstage, NYC - June 28, 2007 (by Sandwich!)
Is anyone going to see Bob Dylan at Jones Beach tonight? What about Rush on Monday?
Rodrigo y Gabriela and Vietnam for free in Central Park on Sunday might just qualify as the show of the weekend. JDH and Dave P are DJing too. It's really too bad that it's going up against Man Man, Illinois, Dengue Fever, and What Cheer Brigade at McCarren Pool which is also free. I hope for both of them that this rain lets up by then. Dengue Fever is also doing an in-store at Sound Fix on Sunday. (though is a show there even technically an "in-store" anymore?)
PS1 kicks things off in Long Island City this weekend with DFA.
Although Cake Shop's website lists Saturday night's show as "JASON TRACHTENBURG and pals", I'm being told the show will be a full-on Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players "open rehersal", and "a chance to see something new and be witness to the development of some new concepts that are being developed for the Edinburgh Fringe in Aug. A lengthy Q and A session will also occur."
Although they were some of the displaced tenants, Sam Champion is not playing the Pizza Plus benefit at Southpaw on July 13th with Teenage Prayers and The Legendary Captain Greech + the Shrimp Shooters. Wait a minute - who are The Legendar Captain Greech + the Shrimp Shooters???
Sam Champion are for sure playing at South Street Seaport tonight though - with Ra Ra Rabbit........I mean...
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