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Zechs Marquise Meet Up with Fang Island & Announce Headline EU Tour Dates

Zechs Marquise will be keeping it live and on the road. Just finishing up their co-headline tour tonight, July 27th in Philadelphia with And So I Watch You From Afar  they will then meet up with more Sargent House family for some US shows with Fang Island and Adebisi Shank. Then they head off for their first Headlining European Tour in support of their latest release Getting Paid. Let’s do this.


Jul 29, 2012 - Saint Louis, MO @ Off Broadway *
Jul 30, 2012 - Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar *
Aug 01, 2012 - Denver, CO  @ Larimer Lounge *
Aug 02, 2012 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Vertigo at The Complex *
Aug 03, 2012 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux*
Aug 04, 2012 - Portland, OR  @ Hawthorne Theatre *
Aug 05, 2012 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
Aug 07, 2012 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
Aug 10, 2012 - West Hollywood, CA  @ Troubadour *!!
Aug 11, 2012 - Las Vegas, NV  @ LVCS w/ Magic Wands & The Moth & The Flame
Aug 12, 2012 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room *!!
Aug 13, 2012 - Tucson, AZ  @ Club Congress *!!
Aug 14, 2012 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *!!
Aug 15, 2012 - El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace
* w/ Fang Island
!! w/ Adebisi Shank

Oct 19, 2012 - Oberhausen, Germany @ Druckluft
Oct 20, 2012 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Zwoelfzhen
Oct 21, 2012 - Hamburg, Germany @ HafenKlang
Oct 23, 2012 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
Oct 24, 2012 - Arnhem, Netherlands @ Willemeen
Oct 25, 2012 - Offenbach, Germany @ Hafen 2
Oct 26, 2012 - Terneuzen, Netherlands @ De Pit
Oct 27, 2012 - Basingstoke, UK @ Bang Bar
Oct 28, 2012 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
Oct 29, 2012 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Oct 30, 2012 - London, UK @ The Old Blue Last
Oct 31, 2012 - Paris, France @ Espace B
Nov 1, 2012 - Aarau, Switzerland @ Kiff
Nov 2, 2012 - Basel, Switzerland @ Hirscheneck
Nov 3, 2012 - Delemont, Switzerland @ SAS
Nov 4, 2012 - Tarbes, France @ Le Celtic Pub
Nov 5, 2012 - Toulouse, France @ Le Saint des Seins
Nov 6, 2012 - Torino, Italy @ Blah Blah
Nov 7, 2012 - Seregno, Italy @ Tambourine
Nov 8, 2012 - Rome, Italy @ Init
Nov 9, 2012 - Florence, Italy @ Viper Theater
Nov 10, 2012 - Zagreb, Croatia @ Kset
Nov 11, 2012 - Vienna, Austria @ Rhiz
Nov 12, 2012 - Budapest, Hungary @ A38
Nov 13, 2012 - Berlin, Germany @ Marie-Antionette
Nov 14, 2012 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ KB18
Nov 15, 2012 - Trondheim, Norway @ Blaest
Nov 16, 2012 - Oslo, Norway @ Parkteatret
Nov 17, 2012 - Kristiansand, Norway @ Haandverkeren
Nov 20, 2012 - Brno, Czech Republic@ Fleda
Nov 21, 2012 - Graz, Austria @ Forum Stadtpark
Nov 23, 2012 - Dublin, Ireland @ Workman’s Club
Nov 24, 2012 - Galway, Ireland @ Roisin Dubh
Nov 25, 2012 - Belfast, N. Ireland @ Speakeasy Bar

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This Is Not A Scene, It’s A Review of Zechs Marquise “Getting Paid”

One cursory glance at the cover of the latest album, Getting Paid by El Paso based Zechs Marquise would lead the listener to believe they were about to listen to an album of intense bass laden funk or an album of children’s songs by the Animal Kwackers. Three of the band members are brothers Marcel, Marfred and Rikardo Rodriguez-Lopez, who are brothers of The Mars Volta’s Omar, so a certain rich family heritage in progressive music may be apparent from the offset. The production is razor sharp as is befitting an album that is both technically proficient and intricate, as it is soulful and, yes, funky as hell.

The title track, and opening piece ‘Getting Paid’ starts with an echo which is reminiscent of any number of electronic synthesiser tunes, before the funk encumbered bass pushes any belief of that aside to make way for a mathematically complex series of riffs and phrases which mark out the characteristics of this album early on. ‘Lock Jaw Night Vision’ retains the qualities of the previous track, but is somehow also infused with further levels of energy, exhilaration and haste which give it a need to sweep the funk to one side. There are any number of tempo and mood changes within its’ 5 short minutes to bewilder the first time listener.

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Zechs Marquise Live ” Mega Slap”

Zechs Marquise playing Mega Slap from their album Getting Paid, while on tour with Steve Choi of RX Bandits filling in for Matt Wilkson on this run. Family style. Thanks to Chuck Crittendon for video taping the show!

Don’t Miss Zechs Marquise on TOUR - April/ May dates HERE

Premier Guitar’s : What Are You Listening To

Zechs Marquise's Getting Paid on the turntables over at Premier Guitar, nice one.

SYFFAL Review: Getting Paid

You ever heard what a bass sounds like when it’s trying to gnaw at your fucking ears?

You ever heard a guitar and keys riff on the same riff at the same fucking time and have the riff turn into this head nodding, neck yanking riff that ends up combining the entire band together on one riff so that when the guitar that was once riffing turns around and just fucking murders a riffy guitar solo that sounds like a cobra raping a Weber grill?



Zechs Marquise have completely dominated my instrumental music cravings with an ethereal desert traipse through the semen soaked sands of my subconscious, and I’m fucking loving it. As progressive and dynamic as an Omar Rodriguez-Lopez album, but with a focused band direction that allows the air drummer in all of us the chance to sit in the pocket and fucking groove.

Every direction you turn with this as the soundtrack turns into a Spaghetti Western where the protagonist is running at something rather than fleeing like a fucking bitch. Getting Paid feels like you’re the one doing the chasing, with intricate but accessible guitar mastery as your snakeskin boots, an insane attack of the synth variety as your custom stitched finger gun holsters, a bass guitar representing the palpitations of your enemy’s heart, and a drum led groove so fucking thick I’d both fear and envy it if I had to shower next to it.

Zechs Marquise, and this fucking master-ass monstrosity of an album titled Getting Paid, is the fucking sober confidence to kick down cacti in musical form. I’ve waited forever to feel comfortable in these fleece chaps, these houndstooth ugg boots, and this woodland camouflage framed pair of wrap around imitation Oakleys.

Thank you Zechs Marquise.

By: Joel Frieders

Live Video: Zechs Marquise @ La Parada 10/7/2011

Some great footage of Zechs Marquise playing live in their home town of El Paso Texas for the vinyl release of Getting Paid.

COS Premiere: Everlasting Beacon Of Light Video

With Omar Rodriguez-Lopez suddenly reforming At The Drive-In, his Mars Volta bandmate/brother Marcel has time to spend with his other project, Zechs Marquise. Based in El Paso, the latter Rodriguez-Lopez plays drums in the instrumental progressive rock band with his other brothers Marfred and Rikardo on bass and keyboards, respectively. Their sophomore album, Getting Paid, dropped late last year from Rodriguez-Lopez Productions (it’s a family thing), and they’ve just delivered a new video for one of the tracks.

We first brought you their single “Everlasting Beacon Of Light” back in August. The track leans towards trip-hop before erupting into typical Rodriguez Brothers insanity, but the video pretty much starts and ends in the insane. In the clip, the name of the song appears to be the name of a smokeable drug. Inhalation of said drug leads to animal-headed people, dusty graveyards, latino gangs, and secret Zechs Marquise shows. Talk about gateway drugs. Check out the exclusive video, directed by The 90s, below.

Nice cameos from Teri of Le Butcherettes and Matthew Embree of RX Bandits

Rock A Rolla Issue #35 Interview with Zechs Marquise’s Marcel Rodriguez Lopez

“Getting Paid was a learning process, just like everything else we’ve gone through. We basically recorded it twice to make it better.”

This issue, The Mars Volta’s Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez, drummer in El Paso instrumental outfit Zechs Marquise, fills us in on his band and their latest, sophomore album, Getting Paid.

“We wrote and recorded the songs, and then learned to play them live,” he tells us. “We started touring and used the opportunity to road-test the songs. We kept what we liked, scrapped or changed what we didn’t, and re-recorded the album. In the end, it came out exactly how we wanted it: our version of an early jazz fusion record, a blaxploitation record, a progressive rock record, a hip hop record, a salsa record, an electronic record.”

And he’s not exaggerating either. Getting Paid is all these things, and more – an eclectic set that comes across like a soundtrack to an unreleased ‘70s blaxploitation flick, while landing them in some very different territories to their 2009 debut.

Check out the full interview with Marcel in issue 35, in stores now or available to order HERE

Or you can download the digital edition of the latest issue right now! Visit Pocketmags.co.uk

Alarm Magazine Names Their Top 50 Albums

Zechs MarquiseGetting Paid (Sargent House /Rodriguez Lopez Productions, 9/27/11)

El Paso-based psych-prog five-piece Zechs Marquise is three-fifths Rodriguez Lopez, a surname that gained music-industry notoriety from Omar, the prolific Mars Volta guitarist.

Though its official debut album, the 2009 effort Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare, was a much more experimental and atmospheric work, Getting Paid fully focuses on the groove. Each of the album’s nine tracks moves at its own pace, venturing into an alternate sonic universe at a moment’s notice. Abrupt tempo shifts, an inexhaustible junk drawer of textures, and a healthy obsession with ’70s prog fusion culminate in a truly shape-shifting record, albeit one that consistently rocks. Zechs Marquise knows when to give into its sweaty, twisted vision-quest dalliances and when to let a groove ride.

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Ryan’s Rock Show Best 11 of 2011 - Getting Paid

07. Zechs Marquise 
Getting Paid

(Sargent House/Rodriguez Lopez)

Out of all the instrumental bands that released albums this year, Zechs Marquise is our favorite. We watched them tear strippers a new hole at a gentleman’s club in L.A. months back, and have had Getting Paid blaring through our gramophone ever since. Simply put, Zechs Marquise is “Crushin’ It!.” 


Our Stage Names Getting Paid in its List of The Best Albums You Didn’t Hear This Year

Zechs Marquise live clip of Mega Slap from the album Getting Paid.

"Speaking of artists this very column might have hipped you to, Zechs Marquise is mainly known for their connection with the weird and wonderful world of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, of The Mars Volta fame. ZM is chiefly occupied by Omar’s brothers, and Getting Paid‘s punchy, powerful mix of jazz fusion, progressive rock, ’70s funk and Hendrix-influenced psychedelia will certainly not scare away any Mars Volta fans, but Zechs Marquise has its own distinct identity as well.”  Click to See Full List

Zechs Marquise make Remezcla’s top 25 Tracks of 2011

Our original Best Songs of 2011 list was over twice as long and we wish to include them all, but twenty-five is the number, folks, and not all are suited for the Best of 2011 title. These below were the ones that were set on repeat in our heads, we bonded to, we celebrated and got piss drunk, made us laugh, made us cry and made us fall in love.


# 25 “Everlasting Beacon of Light”
by Zechs Marquise
Album: Getting Paid
[USA/Puerto Rico]

If I was from the past and somehow through time travel, woke up in 2011, the epic 7 and 1/2 minute long “Everlasting Beacon of Light” would blow my mind…Oh wait, I am from this time and it STILL blows an everlasting beacon of light into my skull. Probably the most artistic, prog rock-y song on this list, and still probably the best song to get a lapdance to. If this doesn’t make you want to get naked I don’t know what will. Words can’t even describe how brilliant this song is. Listen for yourself. -Stephen Christopher

Full list (which also includes label mates Le Butcherettes!) can be seen here.

Verbicide Review: Getting Paid

In the Rodriguez-Lopez family, musical talent is a strong and vibrant trait. Zechs Marquise’s Malfred and Marcel Rodriquez-Lopez are the younger brothers of The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. It appears that the influence of their older brother’s work with Cedric Bixler-Zavala and The Mars Volta have had a large affect on their own musical aspirations and style, especially considering the 12 tracks contained in the group’s latest album Getting Paid.

As someone who’s witnessed a live show featuring Zechs Marquise, I can fully attest to the fact that this album is an honest representation of what you will hear if you see them live in concert. The mix of funky baselines and progressive guitar work that fills the opening track “Getting Paid” really sets the stage for an album that will likely please those who dig intricate instrumentation and electronically manipulated sounds. Getting Paid is mainly an instrumental album, as the first vocals appear nearly 15 minutes into the album, during the third track “Static Lovers.” In an almost haunting performance, guest vocalist Sonny Baker lender her vocals to the track “The Heat, The Drought, The Thirst, and Insanity,” and RX Bandits vocalist Matt Embree lends his vocals to the song “Everlasting Beacon of Light.”

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Dirty Impound New Artists To Notice: Zechs Marquise

Getting Paid (released September 27) is a work best enjoyed dressed in a velvet suit whilst sucking down whippets on a round sofa as monkey butlers peel grapes and mix cocktails. At least that’s the sort of strange scenes from the gold mine that shake loose inside one’s mind while the second album from Zechs Marquise spins. This beatifically bug-fuck album dips into early 70s Miles Davis and the darker corners of King Crimson, largely instrumental music with serious shading and palpable menace, funk-touched mad jazz rockin’ with sprinklings of contemporary blip culture. Think Magical Mystery Tour stripped of (most) vocals and then shot in the ass with Superfly sauce and you’re moving into Zechs Marquise’s neighborhood.

The group currently boasts three siblings of The Mars Volta mastermind Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, which has garnered Zechs Marquise some attention. But in musical terms, this band bears little resemblance to what Omar is laying down. Zechs Marquise is more graciously melodic, eager to seduce even as they tickle strange synapses and skip around bumptious rough terrain just off the smooth highways that zigzag through their music. In only two albums, they’ve begun to establish a distinct identity in the hard-to-stand-out-in field of instrumental rock. A couple cuts on Getting Paid dabble in vocals, effectively adding an element many instrumental peers fail miserably at and pointing at new directions they might explore, but mainly they get across a unique voice without having to speak a word, developing rapidly and offering folks already into say Lotus or STS9 a chewy new Scooby Snack to chop on, as well as an energizing flavor for more traditional prog and fusion fans.

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Entrevista II Puerto Rico Indie: Interview (Spanish)

Dos cosas que hay que superar al escuchar inicialmente sobre Zechs Marquise: la pronunciación de su nombre (digamos que “sex markís” se aproxima lo suficiente; nombre compartido con un popular personaje de la serie de animé Mobile Suit Gundam Wing) y el parentesco con una figura muy influyente y respetada dentro del rock alternativo e independiente.


El quinteto de El Paso reúne a varios miembros de la familia Rodríguez-López – Marcel en la batería, Marfred en el bajo y Rikardo en los teclados – junto a los guitarristas Marcos Smith y Matthew Wilkinson. Juntos han desarrollado en Getting Paid, su segundo LP, un rock progresivo, experimental y mayormente instrumental, con fuertes influencias del hip-hop y la sicodelia. El esfuerzo le ha ganado nueva fanaticada a Zechs Marquise a través del Internet, generando reseñas positivas de sitios como Absolute Punk, Remezcla y Behind The Hype.

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