RAQ is BAQ on the Music Scene with Stops Including Philly
After a year without a single performance, RAQ is back in 2013 with a five-show reunion, including a stop on Saturday, March 30 at the Blockley Pourhouse in Philadelphia. The high-energy rock and jam music created by the foursome, featuring Jay Burwick on bass and vocals, Chris Michetti on guitar and vocals, Todd Stoops on keys and vocals, and Adrian Tramontano on drums, is the perfect combination of structured composition and improvisation. Their one-of-a-kind, complex tunes have gained a devout following that no doubt excitedly welcomes the band’s return.
In the past, this psychedelic quartet has blown crowds away with their unique musical experience at summer music festivals of all shapes and sizes, including Langerado, High Sierra Music Festival, Summer Camp, Gathering of the Vibes, Camp Bisco, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and Jam Cruise. However, the group went on a 20-month hiatus in 2009-2010, and did not perform at all in 2012, making the upcoming five-show run something special. Although the band did not perform in 2012, its members were not without musical outlets: Chris Michetti continues to perform as his dubstep alter-ego Michetti, as well as with jamtronic band Conspirator, while Todd Stoops and Adrian Tramontano play with the fun funk quintet Kung Fu.
RAQ’s opening act in Philly, Twiddle, shares with the headliner their home state of Vermont, and is a seamless blend of myriad musical genres including rock, jam, jazz, and bluegrass. Locally grown Pennsylvania act Flux Capacitor will also take the stage. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door, and can be purchased on the Blockley’s website here. Doors open at 8 PM, with music beginning at 9 PM.
You can also find an up-to-date list of RAQ’s currently scheduled performances on their Facebook page here.
Join the musical journey! Who knows when you’ll get another opportunity to experience these guys live – don’t miss out.