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Aqueous Releases Pro-Shot Video Of “Don’t Do It” From The Fillmore In Philly

On February 2nd, Aqueous was posted in Philadelphia, supporting hometown heroes The Disco Biscuits during their Thursday performance. Aqueous’ opening set was short and sweet, with the New York-based groove rockers focusing on quantity over quality, offering five songs with a focus on extended each song through their characteristic and well-loved jammy improvisations. After moving through their own numbers, “Origami,” “Willy Is 40,” and “Aldehyde,” the group landed in a cover of Queen’s “Under Pressure,” a song that was heavily played in 2015 and bringing back the number after more than a year since it was last played during The Peach Music Festival in 2015. To top off their set, Aqueous closed with “Don’t Do It,” a song that has frequently made its rounds in their setlists since its debut nearly two years prior on February 5th, 2015, in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Clocking in at over twelve-minutes, Aqueous’ rendition of “Don’t Do It” from their Fillmore set showcases the band in proper form, with the quartet initially offering a tight and heavy groove and rock-solid harmonies and sultry lead vocals from guitarist Mike Gantzer. As the song shifts gears and takes on a more metal-influenced sound, Gantzer’s guitar work becomes more percussive before again returning to a more dance-oriented and propulsive jam. Eventually deteriorating and becoming somewhat spacey, Aqueous charges to the song’s finish with synthy effects galore ahead of the tune’s heavy ending. You can check out Aqueous’ rendition of “Don’t Do It” below, courtesy of the band’s Youtube channel, AqueousBand.


Aqueous Tour Dates:
9/1 & 9/2 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *
9/7 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Schmiggity’s
9/9 – Bellvue, CO – Canyon Jam Mishawaka Amphitheater
9/12 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
9/13 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
9/14 – Madison, WI – The Frequency
9/15 – Menasha, WI – The Source Public House
9/16 – Indianapolis, IN – Mousetrap
9/22 & 9/23 – Thornville, OH – Resonance Music & Arts Festival
9/30 – Canton, NY – Java Barn
10/24 – Wilmington, NC – Calico Room
10/25 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House
10/26 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House
10/27 – 10/29 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween
10/31 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
11/1 – Nashville, TN – High Watt
11/2 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall
11/3 – Covington, KY – Octave
11/4 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street
11/15 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
11/16 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
11/17 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Eccentric Café
11/18 – Ferndale, MI – Otus Supply

* dates w/ Umphrey’s McGee