GP Presents Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group in SF at Great American Music Hall on April 12th—Win Tickets!

Guitar Player is stoked to present sonic wizard Omar Rodriguez Lopez at one of the vibeiest venues in the City by the Bay

Omar Rodriguez Lopez earned international attention for his maniacal guitar attack and otherworldly sounds as a member of At the Drive-In with vocalist Cedric Bixler Zavala. That led to a dub project called De Facto, and eventually into the highly experimental Mars Volta, which has been among the top rock acts in the world since its formation in 2001. In addition to copious collaboration and production credits, the prolific Puerto Rican-born Rodriguez Lopez has recorded a slew of solo records. Telesterion, due April 16th, is a 37-song anthology of his work outside of the Mars Volta.

Check out sample tracks "Locomocion Capillar" and "Shake is for 8th Graders.” Stream/download all of Omar's solo releases HERE.

Watch Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group @ SXSW 2011 on YouTube HERE

Trying to describe Rodriguez Lopez’ genre-shattering array of guitar styles, tones, and techniques is mind-boggling. In his February 2010 GP cover story on Rodriguez Lopez, Barry Cleveland described the Mars Volta trip as being, “replete with the rapid-fire angular riffs, tricky time signatures, disturbingly warped tonalities, torrid solos, and brilliantly effected tones.”

Read the full story here.

Get the full lowdown on the band and tickets here.

Zechs Marquise will open the show. The psychedelic outfit features Mars Volta multi-instrumentalist Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez along with his bassist brother Marfred Rodriguez-Lopez.

Buy your tickets now because this show will sell out!


Event Details:

Guitar Player Presents Omar Rodriguez Lopez Band

Zechs Marquise (opens)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Doors: 7:00 PM; Show: 8:00 PM
$21, General Admission, ages 6+
Dinner Ticket $45.95
Tickets available on-line at
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Contest Details

For a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show, click HERE and put Omar in the subject of your email. Phone contact appreciated for confirmation. Winner must provide own transportation to the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and have his or her own accommodations in the Bay Area on April 12. [Note to Webmaster – please set this up so when they click, it leads to my email—]