Raquel Rodriguez Returns To The Mint This Saturday Night!

This Saturday night, the up-and-coming soul star Raquel Rodriguez returns to The Mint for a 9 pm set before Los Pinguos hits the stage!
FOR TIX AND MORE INFO ON THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S SHOW with LOS PINGUOS, GO HERE. SEE BELOW FOR LINKS AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE LOVELY AND TALENTED @RQLROD!
The official video for “Tell Me It’s Fine,” off of Raquel Rodriguez‘s soulful debut Miss Me, has premiered exclusively on Grown Folks MusicMiss Me is available digitally on iTunes and Amazon.
Los Angeles singer Raquel Rodriguez and her band, The Big Guys, play soul how it was always meant to be played. Their 2013 full-length debut Miss Me boasts a collection of impassioned, invigorating, and irresistible songs that are as fresh as they are fiery.
Raquel discovered music very early on and became driven to sing and perform. Despite all of her formal training, she charismatically taps into an effusive energy that borders on punk panache. “We want to play loud music with a groove that people can dance and drink to,” she declares. “You’ve got to physically feel it when we’re on stage or in your speakers. It has to be loud, dirty and gritty.”
Meeting her six-piece band “The Big Guys” while still attending class, they collectively began pursuing their own “party” in 2011, gigging tirelessly everywhere they could. A year later, the group hit the studio to record what would eventually become Miss Me. With drummer Sam Brawner producing, and engineering/mixing from Keith Armstrong at Chris Lord-Algae’s studio, Mix LA, they injected raw power into the music.
“Tell Me It’s Fine” paints a poignant picture via Raquel’s vivid lyrics and the music’s sultry swing. “It’s about a relationship where both people are really stubborn,” she explains. “Neither side wants to end it so they stick it out, stay together, and just hope that it’s fine.”
After winning the nationwide 2012 College Battle of the Bands and having the opportunity to work with Grammy Award-winning producer Andrew Scheps (Adele), Raquel’s poised to show the world how soul is meant to be done. “It’s only old school in the sense of Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder making crowds get up and move,” she concludes. “We wanted to bring our own spirit to something that’s inspired us so much. We hope everyone wants to crank our music as loudly as possible.”
Raquel’s merely commenced her journey, and it’s going to be quite a wild ride.
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~ by themintla on August 28, 2013.

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