Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of The Ventures, The Shadows, Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high-energy brand of original rock & roll around the world. Clad in their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks, the ‘Jackets’ have delivered their trademark guitar licks to 10 albums, thousands of concerts and dozens of films and TV shows. Viva Los Straitjackets! ‘Band Seeking Audience Willing to Leave Their Seats’ is how the New York Times titled a review of a Sarah Borges live show, and their characterization nailed it. Borges and her three piece backing band alternately roll, wail and testify in a set filled with roots, rock and contemplation that encompasses songs from the singer’s four albums, the last of which, ‘Radio Sweetheart’ is soon to be released. Borges’s clear and cutting voice is the focal point of the live show, but the rest of the band do their part to showcase her strong songwriting and storytelling.
Thursday, December 14, 2023