Triptico & War @ State Theatre on 05/15

Hey guys,

We got news. Big news.

It turns out that we're going to be co-headlining with War (y'know, the guys that play "Lowrider" & "Why Can't We Be Friends") this Friday, May 15 at the State Theatre in St. Pete. This is a great honor to us, and we're thrilled to be sharing the stage with such legends. We would love for you to be part of this event with us!

Tickets are $32.75 at ticketmaster.com or $20 if you get a hold of us. We have several tickets that we can sell at a discounted price to our fans so... do it! There will be 2 other bands opening and we'll go on right before War.

If you would like to go to the show just shoot us an e-mail, call us or tap our shoulder(s). We'll make it happen.

Until then,



Triptico EP for FREE

So... we've been working on new recordings, yeah, brand new recordings.

For those of you going to our shows, you might have noticed that we've translated some of our songs from Spanish into English and we've been working hard on improving our sound overall. However, we didn't want to throw away what we've done so far simply because we're working on new stuff, so what we decided to do was to upload our current recordings as an EP and we'll let you have them for free, just like that... because we can. (I guess that's one advantage of being an independent band -unsigned- you get to do what you want with your songs... tsk, tsk....)

To get the songs just click on the banner on the left, no, your other left... yeah, that's right, there... BINGO!

Don't forget to let us know what you think! (Oh! And stay posted for news on our current project, we promise, you're gonna love it!)


At the SkipperDome

(Extract from the Soundcheck Blog)

"Coming into the night, this Latin rock combo was definitely the biggest question mark. None of the other artists I spoke with knew anything about them — yet they won tbt*’s Ultimate Local Band contest, and brought a big crowd with them to Skipper’s. Brothers Gabriel and Alejandro Valdivia and drummer James Ferrellseemed genuinely humbled and happy to be part of the show, but they didn’t just pop in to claim their prizes. Bassist Gabe absolutely killed it on his six-string, providing a crazy-funky backdrop to Triptico’s jammy, jazzy rock. And guitarist Alex, who as part of the contest received a brand-new Dean Hardtail guitar, broke that bad boy out in the middle of the set, then played it the rest of the night, with the tags still dangling from the tuning keys.
Triptico laughed as they ripped their way through a deep set tunes in both Spanish and English. They tossed free CDs to the crowd of dozens on the dance floor. And in what was maybe my favorite moment of the night, they did a wicked double guitar solo. And by that, I don't mean a solo on a double guitar — I mean, Gabe literally reached over Alex’s shoulder during one solo so they could both wail on the same guitar at the same time. Trippy.

Triptico closed the set, and the night, with an encore cover of Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb. That’s about how I’m feeling now, at 4 a.m.

Time to sleep. And start thinking about next year’s tbt* Local Music Showcase."

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo by Yaima Zamora.