Just a couple days removed from a sold-out Perpetual Groove show, the Mix One6 has another up-and-coming jam band scheduled. RAQ is coming to the Mix on March 13.
Read on for more info, including the Mix's March schedule.
RAQ @ the Mix One 6 March 13
16 Campbell Ave SW
$7 adv / $10 door
Doors: 9pm / Showtime: 10pm 18+
Including Dates along the East Coast (US) and appearances at Langerado
and Green Apple Music Festivals
Burlington, VT-based high performance rock and roll act RAQ announces initial spring tour dates for 2008, in support of the band's latest album, "RAQ Live Vol. 2." The album was recorded live at the Orange Peel on Halloween, 2007 and released on New Years Eve at Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, TN. Highlights of the tour include a much anticipated return to New York City—where the band has repeatedly sold out venues such as the Highline Ballroom, Bowery Ballroom and BB King's Blues Club—for a two night run at the Blender Theatre at Gramercy, during the Green Apple Music Festival. The Pnuma Trio will be supporting RAQ for both nights. The tour also features stops at the Langerado Music Festival, The State Theater (Falls Church), Visulite Theatre (Charlotte) and many more dates this spring throughout the east coast.
This young, groundbreaking band has been going strong since its 2001 inception. With a unique sound that marries a high level of technical skill, well-written songs and a seemingly telepathic connection between players, RAQ's music features complex song structure coupled with quirky-yet-accessible lyrics and a healthy dose of full-band improvisation, delivering an indescribable magic to their allegiant fans nationwide that sets a RAQ live performance apart from any other band out there right now. In the tradition of great jam/rock bands such as Van Halen or Zappa, RAQ uses their tight compositions and lyrical prowess as a launch pad on which to take each song to a higher level, an unplanned adventure into uncharted musical territory.
RAQ has played to their hordes of fans at festivals such as Bonnaroo, The Echo Project, High Sierra Music Festival, Langerado, Berkshire Mountain Music Festival, Summer Camp, Gathering of the Vibes, Adirondack Music Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Jam Cruise. RAQ's very own festival the Lew-Au is going into its third year in the summer of 2008 and will host upwards of 1,000 people for 2 full days and nights.
2/2/08 | State Theatre | Falls Church VA | Supporting The Bridge
2/28/08 | Jewish Mother | Virginia Beach, VA
3/8/08 | Langerado | Everglades, FL
3/12/08 | Canal Club Downstairs | Richmond, VA
3/13/08 | The Mix One 6 | Roanoke, VA
The Mix One6 in March:
March 1st Telepath and Segway
March 6th Papa Grows Funk featuring Rock-Camp Production's larger than life light puppet "Molly"
March 8th Hope Massive with Special Guests TBA
March 13th An evening with RAQ and Special Guests Groovascape
March 21st Dubconscious CD release party
March 22nd Croma @ the Mix One6 featuring DJ Keith MacKenzie