Fresh off the heels of their appearances at this year’s High Sierra Music Festival (July 4th weekend in Quincy, CA) three of the hottest up-and-coming bands – Particle, RAQ and Psychedelic Breakfast - will perform together for one night, July 11, in San Francisco.

After captivating audiences at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee, Los Angeles-based Particle has experienced a startlingly quick ascendance in the jamband community. This adrenaline-filled four-man electro-groove band has made the most of every opportunity, and garnered a serious following in just one year’s time. Their marathon shows are known for creative visuals and pulsating trance and dance grooves, although lately they’ve been mixing in slinkier tempos and funkier textures that give them a more electro-organic sound.

Vermont’s RAQ mines similar territory as those other Vermonters currently on hiatus. RAQ (formerly Shadraq) are a power quartet that builds layer upon layer on a basic song structure, and then spins it until it resembles a gyroscope in perpetual motion. Riff-driven lead guitars (sounding similar in tone to those of the self-proclaimed “Crimson Dego” himself), meaty, multi-dimensional songs structures and plain old rock n’ roll guts characterize RAQ’s driving sound.

Psychedelic Breakfast, from New Haven, CT, are a self-proclaimed progressive rock-funk band. Say what you will, these guys jam and jam hard. Guitarist Tim Palmieri is the force behind PB’s complex arrangements that can take angular, abrupt turns of direction like certain Zappa or Mahavishnu compositions. The band shines especially when Palmieri becomes ferocious, snagging a tune and heading for the stratosphere while the band accelerates at breakneck speed keeping the pace.

Don’t miss your chance to catch three hot bands in one night at the Great American Music Hall, one of the best venues in San Francisco!

Particle, RAQ and Psychedelic Breakfast
Thursday, July 11
Great American Music Hall
859 O’Farrell St.| SF | 415.885.0850

Doors 8:00 pm
Psychedelic Breakfast 8:10 – 8:55 pm
RAQ 9:15 –10:20 pm
Particle 10:40 – 12:35 pm

Tickets only $10!
Buy Tickets Online at High Sierra Music or Ticketweb


[Published on: 6/26/02]

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