Quarx, Slickback Jacques
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Dry Reef (Philly)
DRY REEF is a group dedicated to establishing a wave of high-energy, uplifting music. Rooted in the rock/reggae sound that put them on the map, the young group incorporates inflections of indie-surf rock and electronic post-rock forming a refreshing, organic sound you cannot ignore. These mid 20's musicians are rapidly evolving from dreamers to decision-leaders in the industry.
Born in the swamps of Baton Rouge, Quarx took form in 2017 as the product of Alaric Fricke’s songwriting. The vocalist and rhythm guitarist was not long after joined by Jonathan Zeringue on bass, Keagan Soto on lead guitar, and Thomas Vercher on drums. With each member of the band of bringing in their unique influences and interests – Fricke from a Southern and improvisational rock background, Zeringue as a straight rock’n’roll bassist, Soto as an experience player on Baton Rouge’s blues scene, and Vercher as a hardcore and metal drummer – they came to produce what they like to call “Wholesale Rock-n-Roll”. Group members focus on each being given creative input and freedom, allowing the group songwriting process to become as complex or as simple as the story trying to be told from the four. While strong songwriting helps define the band, they believe they shine the most in the live performance setting. Having played with bands like CBDB and the Iceman Special at established venues like New Orleans’ Howlin’ Wolf and Baton Rouge’s Varsity Theater, the band is no stranger to captivating crowds with their live sets. Improvisation, raw energy, and rotating setlists set the stage for twists and turns beyond any expectation. With each night having endless possibilities, Quarx is a must-see band.
Slickback Jaques (NOLA)
Slickback Jacques & the Lucid Blues was born out of house parties during Carnival season in New Orleans, LA. The quintet's first show was in the Marigny for a Krewe du Vieux afterparty, and was swiftly followed by another post-parade show. Following these Mardi Gras experiences were shows at local venues around New Orleans culminating in a wild pre-summer set at the Drifter.
SBJ then went on hiatus for the summer as members traveled as far and wide as Israel and as nearby as the one and only Bastrop, Texas(including multiple stops at Buccee's). Back together and once again featuring some sax thanks to Jordan Peota, the band has been writing new material, playing around town, and having some wild lucid dreams during this wonderful fall and winter season.
4920 Freret St
New Orleans, LA, 70115