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Hello everyone, we covered SunFest this year, and while we have that concert review all set, here are some pictures of the Festival Headline: Weezer! Enjoy!

Photographs by:

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Photos by: Veronica Peña

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Review by: Diego Dazza

For the second time in less than two years Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero brought their acustic metal, don’t-call-us-flamenco, unusual guitar styles to South Florida. The duo played at the Fillmore in Miami beach before a big and enthusiastic crowd compose of mostly indie music listeners and guitar players (There was a point in which Rodrigo asked if there was any guitar players in the audience and everybody but me raised their hand). All the time before the show started people were trying to get as close to the stage as possible to appreciate R&G’s skills up close.
The show started at around 8:30 with The Alex Skolnick Trio from New York. Alex Skolnick is a former metal guitarist in San Francisco who decided to leave his metal roots behind in California when he moved to New york city and it was there that he formed his trio and started playing a kind of modern Jazz. This similarity with Rodrigo and Gabriela (They started playing metal as well) is what allowed the transition between the two bands to be smooth, as well as the crowd to get into Skolnicks’s music.
A little after 9:30 Rodrigo y Gabriela took the stage and the enthusiastic crowd was more than ready for them. Concert goers were going bananas for every solo and for all the percussion that Gabriela did by hitting the guitar with her hand.If you never gone to a Rodrigo y Gabriela concert there’s a couple of things you should know. First of all, these guys are real good guitar players. It’s pretty crazy to see them play their instruments in such a way that feels full…only with two acoustic guitars! Granted they used a flamenco cajon as a percussion instrument during a couple of songs, but for the bigger part of the show they relied on the guitars. Secondly, They do a lot of covers. They are well know for their great renditions of Metalica’s One, Pink Floyd’s Wish you were here and Led Zepelin’s most guitar cliche song Stairway to heaven (Which they make an unlikely fresh version of the classic). However, they just did a few snippets of Seven Nation’s army and Santeria. Just long enough to keep the people interested. And the final thing you should know about R&G is that you have to see them to really appreciate the full effect of their music. Only live you can feel of how much closer to hard rock they are than to acoustic music. I highly recommend you dear reader, if you have the chance to see them in concert, do yourself a favor and do no skip these guys.

Here are some pictures:

Photos by: Veronica Peña

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The first Miami Music Festival took place in the sunshine capital of the world last December. The festival featured more than 120 bands playing in 15 different venues across Miami’s downtown. It also offered workshops and conference for musicians, video producers and music fans. The finest of the local scene gathered in various tends and bars to show concert goers that Miami’s music scene is not only about rap and electronic music.

The Show took place from Thursday December 10th until Saturday December 12th. “It’s very nice to see all this effort that was put in to make this festival possible,” said Gian Nicolaci, keyboard player of Radioboxer, “too bad that people here are not responding.” The limited publicity and the lack of enthusiastic concert goers in the city made the festival struggle on the first day. However, on Friday and Saturday, the attendance increased and the bands responded to the crowd.”

“Hopefully in the next years people will get excited about this festival as they do with Ultra and the Winter Music Festival (Electronic and dance music festivals).” Commented Migue Fernandez, lead singer of the local band Rebel, who was in attendance. “That way this can grow and become like our South by Southwest.”

The festival itself was bittersweet, on one hand was a nice change of rhythm for the bands and music fans that got to see several new bands, on the other it was disappointed to see the lack of organization and the fact that very few people heard of it. I guess the organizers will have to learn from the mistakes they did for the future. And hopefully in the years to come this festival will replace the, now in hiatus, Langerado Music Festival as the best place to showcase independent music in South Florida.

Diego Dazza

Soyprensa Staff Writer (Miami, Fl)

diegodazza@soyprensa.com

*Pictures by: Liliana Mora

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Ademas de la entrevista, les dejamos con unas fotos del concierto!

Fotografía: Marcela Abuaf

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El jueves pasado SoyPrensa estuvo en el Palau San Jordi, en uno de los 2 conciertos que  Green Day incluyó en su paso por España.

Como lo prometido es deuda les traemos algunas tomas de una noche inolvidable. Nos agradó mucho ver entre el público a muchos niños, coreando a viva voz cada uno de los temas, los nuevos y clásicos.

El concierto empezó sobre las 20.30, y la banda abrió el show con 21st Century Breakdown, tema de su última producción, que lleva el mismo nombre y continuaron con Know your enemy, Before the Lobotomy y 21 guns.  Apenas pisaron el escenario la gente enloqueció, miles de fanáticos saltaban y coreaban las canciones, mientras que otros tuvieron que salir por agotamiento. Muchos habían llegado muy temprano para estar adelante, y valió la pena ya que el grupo fiel a su estilo, subió a varias personas del público, el primero un niño de nombre Federico, y después a una jovencita que no dudó en estamparle un beso a Billy Joel, y que cantó un tema entero con la banda mítica…vamos un momento inolvidable. Ayudados por una pistola de camisetas (si, eso) lanzaron algunas a los que estaban un poco mas alejados del escenario, Billy refrescó al público mas de una vez con una manguera de agua. Nos gustó mucho que la banda le de tanta importancia a su relación con el público, vamos que en próximo concierto estaremos adelante seguro!

No se olvidaron de los clásicos como Welcome to Paradaise, Basket Case, Minority, American Idiot, When I come around, Holiday, entre otros. Tambien nos regalaron unos covers de Stand By Me y Satisfaction. Como no podría ser de otra forma, concluyeron con Good Ridance, demostrando una vez mas que suenan increíble en directo, y que, como dirían los gringos ¨They still got it¨.

Cerca de dos horas de show entregados a su público nos han dejado un muy buen sabor de boca, y aunque a algunos les haya disgustado que el show haya empezado tan temprano, seguro que los padres que fueron con sus hijos lo agradecen mucho.

Y nosotros damos las gracias a Cap-Cap Productions por todo su apoyo, hasta la próxima!

Estabamos algo cerca del escenario y llevamos la camara pequeñita…estas son las tomas que pudimos hacer del show, esperamos lo disfruten!

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One thing that was really obvious about the Gogol Bordello concert in Fort Lauderdale was that the place was packed.  The crowd was as numerous as they were wild. From the first note from Yuri Lemeshev’s accordion to the final thank you at the end of the night, the crowd gave themselves away to the Gypsy Punk Kings. After the show was done the floors of Revolution (One of the very few places that you can see good concerts in South Florida.) were wet with sweat as well as the walls decorated with Shepherd Farley’s prints.

One thing that you have to know about Gogol Bordello is that even when they have a leader in Eugene Hütz, there are several charismatic lead men and women. From the beginning of the show this fact was obvious, when the spot light was shared by Hütz, violinist Sergey Ryabtsev and Percussionist Pedro Erazo. Several High points of the show had to do with dancers Pamela Racine and Elizabeth Sun taking center stage, by either singing or helping the band out with the percussion.

The show was a little under two hours, but by looking at the crowd, it seemed like they just came back from a whole day festival.

It’s not secret that Gogol Bordello is a great live band. I’ve missed the twice before in Bonnaroo Music Festival and Austin City Limits. That’s a mistake I would try not to ever do again.

Diego Dazza

Staff Writter

Here are some pictures of the Gypsy punk party:

Photographer: Liliana Mora

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Este año cubrimos por primera vez el Bilbao BBK, Festival que no tiene nada que envidiar a sus hermanos mayores. Contó con un cartel de lujo los 3 días, y la gente se entregó por 72 horas a la buena música. Aqui les dejamos unas imagenes del Festival, esperamos que lo disfruten!

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Lo prometido es deuda, estuvimos en camerinos con Aterciopelados en el concierto de Barcelona, en la sala Bikini. Como les prometimos, ya tenemos las fotos! esperemos que las disfruten…muy pronto la entrevista. Gracias a la promotora del evento ¨Musica es Amor¨por darnos todas las facilidades, y por llevarnos en la furgo hasta el centro de catalunya, donde tambien estuvimos celebrando el doblete del Barca!

Y nada, a celebrar!

Soyprensa.com

Fotografía: Marcela Abuaf

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Algunas fotos del concierto de Lila Downs en Barcelona el pasado 7 de Mayo. Enjoy!

Fotografía:

Marcela Abuaf