Two Mexican musicians walk into an Irish bar . . .

That's not the opening to a corny joke: It's the way one of the greatest guitar groups of our time came to be. Rodrigo y Gabriela started out in Mexico City, playing in a metal band called Tierra Ácida. Frustrated with the Mexican music scene, they moved to Ireland, where they played pubs and street performances. It wasn't long until their talent caught the eye of Irish guitarist Damien Rice, who invited them to join the Irish music festival Oxegen.

Rodrigo y Gabriela
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Rodrigo y Gabriela.

The rest is history. Since then, they've toured the world and released several successful albums, which include breathtaking covers of Metallica's "Orion" and Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven."

The duo's latest album is called 11:11, and on it they pay tribute to 11 musicians who have inspired them. And on 11/11/10 (today), they're playing a concert at an undisclosed location in Dublin. Not sure if you can make it to Ireland today? Don't worry — NPR Music's Alt.Latino will be webcasting the concert live on our blog.

Watch live today at 3 p.m. EST. After that, the show will be available to watch again on-demand for a limited time.