I saw Rodrigo y Gabriela tonight!

Had a really great time. Was going to see them a while ago, but Gabriela hurt her wrist and had to back out of some dates during that tour. I can totally see why, though, because she drums on her guitar flamenco style, and they’re so uptempo that something’s got to give.

Rodrigo sang a cover of STP’s Plush that was pretty great. The whole crowd was into it. They also threw in some covers of The Beatles, Metallica, Tool, and some famous riffs from Cream, Zeppelin, and Hendrix. It was fun seeing their energy in person after being a big fan of their recorded work.

Other than the fun covers and short homage riffs, they did all of their big songs, and some stuff off the new album that sounded pretty cool. They had Go Pros on their guitar necks, so there were awesome shots of their fingerings being projected on the wall behind them all night. So fun seeing them frantically fret, strum, pluck, and palm their way through songs.

Oh, the wah-wah effect on an acoustic guitar may be my favorite thing ever now. It’s so damned funky.

Have some shitty cellphone pictures!

Here’s an old video of them playing Orion, as an example of what made me so damned happy tonight.

And here they are on Letterman playing Diablo Rojo, one of my favorites.

So fucking good.

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