$10 in advance/$12 at the door
9:30pm doors/10pm showtime
Eclectic Soul singer born and raised in Los Angeles, Raquel Rodriguez and crew deliver music with a soulful, gritty groove that people love to dance and party to. Commanding the stage, Raquel’s live show is engaging and a crowd favorite at clubs and festivals across the country.
With a potent blend of femme and aggression, she serves up sassy, heartfelt vocals which caught the ears of Nigel Hall (Lettuce, Ledisi, Jon Cleary, Soulive) as well as LA's very own, Anderson .Paak. You can catch Raquel with .Paak on his Cover Art album as well on his summer 'Malibu' tour. You may recognize her as one of the fiery singers gracing the stage with him everywhere from Coachella to the Late Night Show starring Jimmy Fallon. The LA soulstress has also received airplay and support from music and culture tastemaker Garth Trinidad, DJ at top ranking NPR station KCRW and music editor for LA Canvas,
Recently, Raquel has taken The 310 on the road as direct support for Robert Randolph & The Family Band. In the past, she has shared the stage with artists such as Trombone Shorty, Goapele, Snoop Dogg, Jonny Lang and many more. She's been a featured artist at festivals across the country like Bluesapalooza (Mammoth, CA), Seven Sisters (San Luis Obispo, CA), Mile of Music (Appleton, WI), etc. She is also currently in the studio working on The 310 - Part 2 and collaborating with artists like Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee of Break Science. Her recent release, The 310, produced by Nigel Hall and Sam Brawner is now available everywhere!
New Sound Underground:
Formed in 2009, marked by their high-energy performances, New Sound Underground has become a staple in the Twin Cities music scene as must-see artists. Finding their roots in a myriad of different styles ranging from jazz, funk, fusion, rock, soul, R&B, and gospel, it isn't too difficult to find a wide range of different listeners and fans. It's this unique diversity that lead them to share the stage with such world renowned artists as The Motet, John Scofield's Überjam Band, Lettuce, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Everlast & House Of Pain, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Nigel Hall, Booker T and the MG's, and MANY MORE, as well as helped them to be able to successfully grace the stage at Paisley Park for Prince's renowned "Paisley Park: After Dark" party series, The Dakota Jazz Club (Minneapolis), and the Telluride Jazz Festival in 2013.
In 2014, NSU partnered with the legendary venue First Avenue in Minneapolis to start a new concert series called "Funk on First" and held two well attended shows that included great local bands from the up-and-coming funk/fusion/jazz scene in the Twin Cities. Be on the look out for the third installment of this exciting new series!
“Best Jam Band of 2015” ~ City Pages
"... a group that has been making a name for itself through captivating, high-energy performances that honor the elements of hip-hop, jazz, rhythm & blues, reggae, salsa & funk for a sound like no other. RESPECT the groove...'"
~ Caitlin Switzer (Montrose Mirror 2013/Telluride Jazz Festival)
"Hands down, one of the most amazing groups you'll ever see live...without a doubt one of my most favorite bands!"
~ Dan Ristrom (Award-Winning Broadway Music Production Team, Rhythmic Circus)