If Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of The Mars Volta is the new messiah of progressive rock, then his younger brothers (three of the five members of Zechs Marquise) can be counted among his closest disciples. Both bands are complex and can blow your mind by creating the sort of experimental and psychedelic music that is both beautiful and strange. Yet this is not your daddy’s prog rock. Zechs Marquise doesn’t have a proper singer and it leans on elements like jazz and Latin styles, making the group sound more like a gentler instrumental version of Mars Volta. If you’re a fan of Santana or Hendrix, you should check out this show.
Zechs Marquise plays Sunday, December 4 at 6 p.m. at Montage Music Hall, 50 N. Chestnut St. $16-$18. frontgatetickets.com