Rodrigo y Gabriela – Area 52

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The latest offering from Rodrigo y Gabriela, Area 52, sees the duo collaborating with Cuban orchestral outfit C.U.B.A. Together, they rework a fair number of tracks from their eponymous 2006 album and indulge their audience with a couple of newbies, and the duo say that they "felt like Mulder and Scully" when it came to the record. Well, it certainly gave me a strange feeling when I listened to it. Opening track 'Santo Domingo' is perfect for those times when you're hiding from the police in … [Read more...]

Rodrigo y Gabriela Announce 2012 Spring Tour Dates

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Rodrigo y Gabriela have announced their spring 2012 tour dates in support of their forthcoming released album Area 52. The band C.U.B.A will be joining Rodrigo y Gabriela tour, marking the first time ever the duo has toured with a backing band. The tour will kick off April 3rd in Seattle, Washington, making stops in Hollywood, Chicago, Detroit, NYC , Boston and New Orleans before closing out in Austin, Texas on May 5th. You can watch the tour announcement and get the complete list of … [Read more...]

Listen: Rodrigo y Gabriela – “Juan Loco”

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If you haven’t already been graced by the news, it was recently announced that the rock/jazz/Spanish guitar duo are planning to release their third album in January 2012. To further support the new effort, titled Area 52, a track off said record has been released for streaming/downloading. The track is a reworked version of “Juan Loco,” which was originally released on their self-titled release. This new version takes the bare bones model of the prior, throws in a twelve piece horn section … [Read more...]

Rodrigo y Gabriela to Release New Album in January

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Rodrigo y Gabriela will release their new album, Area 52, on January 24, 2012 via ATO Records. The album will contain nine of the duo's hits, re-arranged, re-configured and accompanied by a 13-piece Cuban orchestra. The album was recorded in the Miramar district of Havana, Cuba, at Abdala Studios and is produced by Grammy winning producer Peter Asher. … [Read more...]