Members of The Mars Volta tour in Zechs Marquise and Free Moral Agents

Considering how The Mars Volta‘s songs are so complexly intertwined, it would only make sense that the band’s ever-expanding family of related projects are bound together as well. In November, two such groups, Zechs Marquise and Free Moral Agents take to the road to show us how this brood continues to grow.
Zechs Marquise features multi-instrumentalist Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez (who also plays in The Mars Volta) and bassist Marfred Rodriguez-Lopez, both siblings to legendary guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez.
Free Moral Agents is a collective of musicians founded by The Mars Volta’s Grammy Award winning keyboardist Isaiah “Ikey” Owens.
While sharing The Mars Volta’s penchant for expansive passages, Zechs Marquise takes a hazier, psych-laden approach to its songs, as evident on its 15-track debut album Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare which was released in Fall 2009 via Rodriguez Lopez Productions (listen to: “Chase Scene” and “Sirenum Scopuli”).

Nov 7 – Black Market – El Paso, TX
Nov 8 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX w/Trail of Dead, An Albatross
Nov 9 – The Star Bar – Beaumont, TX
Nov 10 – Sadies – Lafayette, LA
Nov 11 – Low Key Arts – Hot Spring, AR
Nov 12- Smoke & Barrel – Fayetteville, AR
Nov 13 – The Brick – Kansas City, MO
Nov 14 – Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
Nov 15 – The Frequency – Madison, WI
Nov 16- Mixtapes – East Moline, IL
Nov 17 – Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
Nov 18 – Old Curtis Tavern – Denver, CO
Nov 19 – High Mayhem – Santa Fe, NM

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