AKWERIUS (Boston)and THE LIQUE (Las Vegas)
Tuesday 7/24 - live hip hop & rap featuring
THE LIQUE (Las Vegas) and AKWERIUS (Boston)
$8 advance / $10 at the door
8:00 doors / 8:30 show
In just 18 months, sharply dressed jazz/funk/hip-hop quintet The Lique has dominated Las Vegas music scene. Theyve taken over Downtown dives and held a residency at the Sayers Club. Theyve even performed at Brooklyn Bowlthe one in New York...
The Liques (pronounced "Leak") debut album, Democracy Manifest, is the culmination of an 18 month journey together and the beginning of a multi-genre musical experience complete with a 4-piece band, spoken wordsmith, and a buoyant stage presence comprised of storytelling, fan interaction, and choreographed routines; all served with a suit and tie. The bands history is deeply rooted in Las Vegas, by way of Rasars hometown of Sacramento, CA. It was in Vegas where an impromptu jam session between Rasar (MC), Jason (Keys), Sean (Guitar), Nick (Bass), and Jeremy (Drums) would eventually lead to being recognized as one of the 10 Acts To Watch in 2016 by Las Vegas Weekly, a prominent national feature in AFROPUNK as well as being named Best Band by Vegas Seven Magazine.
Akwerius brings crucial lyrics and chants over dub riddims. He has toured extensively in the USA and beyond, performing his original style called "Afro Roots Hop". Dirges of Becoming is his first collection of poetry, performed since 2010 at conferences, concerts, poetry venues and festivals. He is currently working on an album which will be titled "Bright Side". Tonight he'll bring an incredible band with him.
More on The Lique...
This self-released project was spawned on the stages of the Sacramento & Vegas club scene and came of age at 11th Street Records in Downtown LV. Sold out clubs and shows, featuring original music on the Las Vegas strip, became synonymous with The Lique and any of the bands live performances. This notoriety would earn them headlining gigs at Brooklyn Bowl in New York and Las Vegas, a main stage performance at Life Is Beautiful Music Festival as well as the cover of Las Vegas Weekly and Submerge Magazine in Sacramento. With songs like Batman, The Frequency, Billies Holiday, and The Suits, The Lique crosses over into many contemporary styles creating a modern fusion of live hip-hop. Musically, inspirations range from Janelle Monae to The Roots with Rasar delivering quick- witted, rapid fire verses over classic hip-hop grooves.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|