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Kid Is Qual (KIQ) is not your average bass rock band. On their upcoming single, "Mono to Stereo", Jon Sullivan (the son of former Green Beret Roger Sullivan) teams up with his former Jack's Mannequin bandmate, Bob Oxblood, to slay peeps with their "twin" low end, dual bass style. "Mono to Stereo" is the first song off their upcoming EP, "Up All Night / Partymaster," which also features appearances by Schoolly D, Elliot Yamin, and Claude Coleman, Jr.

Formed in 2008, KIQ has released two EP's - "Damn Son" (2011) and "Ladies Choice" (2012). Met with favorable reviews, KIQ was selected by Alternative Press for their "100 Bands You Need To Know in 2012" issue. Mickey Melchiondo (being a fan of the band's Roger Troutman / Zapp influence) personally invited them to open for Ween's final three shows in December 2011. In 2013, Sullivan made appearances in Dave Grohl's "Sound City" documentary, as well as JM's "Live from the El Ray Theatre."

"Also, we have a really good opening band called Kid Is Qual, as in "quality". It's two bass players and a drummer and they play talkboxes like Roger Troutman and Zapp talkboxes, so we have a really killer opening band. We usually don't have opening bands with us on tour, but these guys are special". - Mickey Melchiondo aka Dean Ween - 12/28/11

KIQ is a band for fans of Death From Above 1979, Daft Punk, The Faint, and Zapp and Roger.


CREDITS - Mono to Stereo

Photos by Keon Winston/ MOC photography

Past Shows

2013

  • 11/6/13 - Kingdom - Richmond, VA w/Lionize
  • 9/7/13 - Meridan Coffee house - Williamsburg, VA
  • 8/30/13 - John and Peters - New Hope, PA w/Ammunition
  • 7/28/13 - John and Peters - New Hope, PA w/Sarah White and Josephine
  • 7/26/13 - Gallery 5 - Richmond, VA w/Kepone
  • 7/6/13 - CrowFest - Richmond, VA w/Elliot Yamin, The Trillions, Goldrush
  • 6/28/13 - John and Peters - New Hope, PA w/Ammunition
  • 5/24/13 - The Coup - Lambertville, NJ w/Claude Coleman's going away party
  • 5/19/13 - John and Peters - New Hope, PA w/The StereoFidelics
  • 5/18/13 - Heaven and Hell - Washington, DC w/Schoolly D, LBP
  • 4/13/13 - John and Peters - New Hope, PA w/Bob OXblood
  • 3/22/13 - Grape Room - Philadelphia, PA w/Schoolly D
  • 3/14/13 - Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, DC w/Schoolly D, LBP
  • 3/10/13 - John and Peters - New Hope, PA
  • 2/24/13 - Gallery 5 - Richmond, VA w/Sarah White and Josephine
  • 2/17/13 - Bellytimber Tavern - Richmond, VA w/The Trillions
  • 2/16/13 - ASbury Lanes - ASbury Park, NJ w/Brick + Mortar, Schoolly D
  • 2012

  • 12/14/12 - Grape Room - Philadelphia, PA w/Schoolly D, Cookie Rabinowitz
  • 12/13/12 - Funhouse - Bethlehem, PA
  • 12/8/12 - Gallery 5 - Richmond, VA (Ghost of Pop) w/The Trillions, Goldrush
  • 11/18/12 - Dragonfly - Los Angeles, CA
  • 10/14/12 - John and Peters
  • 10/6/12 - Black Squirrel - Washington, DC w/STPP Festival
  • 8/12/12 - Crowfoot - Pontiac, MI
  • 8/11/12 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL w/Spill Canvas, Tommy and the High Pilots
  • 7/29/12 - New Hope, PA - John and Peters w/TV Tramps
  • 7/25/12 - Outer Space - New Haven, CT w/Young Volcanos, The StereoFidelics
  • 7/11/12 - Jenks - Point Pleasant, NJ
  • 6/1/12 - Black Cat - Washington, DC
  • 5/17/12 - The National - Richmond, VA w/Motion City Soundtrack, The Trillions
  • 4/28/12 - Shadrock Festival - Richmond, VA w/De La Soul, Dum Dum Girls, Kepone
  • 4/14/12 - Gallery 5 - Richmond, VA w/The Trillions, Black Girls
  • 3/31/12 - The Grand Victory - Brooklyn, NY w/Sister Anne
  • 3/26/12 - John and Peter's - New Hope, PA w/TV Tramps
  • 3/24/12 - Shamrock Festival - Washington, D.C. w/Gavin Degraw
  • 3/23/12 - Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ w/Almost There
  • 2/28/12 - Video Shoot for "Conflict Girl" - Richmond, VA
  • 2/9/12 - Bellytimber Tavern - Richmond, VA w/Eddie P and the Big East
  • 1/27/12 - Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ w/ Plus Plus Minus
  • 1/12/12 - The Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA w/ Bikelock, Thatwasthen
  • 1/11/12 - Ruby Room - San Diego, CA
  • 1/10/12 - Detroit Bar - Costa Mesa, CA
  • 1/6/12 - Vibe Lounge - Rockville Centre, NY
  • 2011

  • 12/31/11 - Filmore Auditorium - Denver, CO w/ WEEN
  • 12/30/11 - Filmore Auditorium - Denver, CO w/ WEEN
  • 12/29/11 - Filmore Auditorium - Denver, CO w/ WEEN
  • 12/16/11 - Edinboro Center - Erie, PA w/ the Audition
  • 12/10/11 - Gallery 5 - Richmond, VA
  • 12/3/11 - Twisted Branch - Charlottesville, VA
  • 11/19/11 - John and Peter's - New Hope, PA
  • 11/12/11 - Elanor Rigby's - Scranton, PA
  • 11/11/11 - Crocodile Rock Cafe - Allentown, PA
  • 11/10/11 - Montrose Theatre - Montrose, PA
  • 11/5/11 - Court Tavern - New Brunswick, NJ w/The Gay Blades, Tango Machina
  • 10/28/11 - The National - Richmond, VA w/Crystal Castles
  • 10/15/11 - Fantoberfest - Richmond, VA w/Less than Jake, Long Arms
  • 10/2/11 - Banditos - Richmond, VA w/Channel 43
  • 10/1/11 - The Pigeon Hole - Charlottesville, VA w/Channel 43
  • 9/29/11 - The Delancey - NYC, NY w/Almost There
  • 9/24/11 - Court Tavern - New Brunswick, NJ w/Tango Machina, Almost There
  • 9/16/11 - Nile Cafe - Richmond, VA w/Rumple Foreskin
  • 8/21/11 - John and Peter's - New Hope, PA w/The Gay Blades
  • 8/18/11 - The Evening Muse - Charlotte, NC w/Bikelock
  • 8/14/11 - Charm City Art Space - Baltimore, MD w/Karmellas Game
  • 8/10/11 - The Note - West Chester, PA w/Bikelock
  • 7/30/11 - The Pigeon Hole - Charlottesville, VA w/Channel 43
  • 7/9/11 - Vibe Lounge - Rockville Centre, NY
  • 7/7/11 - Bellytimber Tavern - Richmond, VA w/Bikelock, Channel 43
  • 6/25/11 - Grey's Tavern - Greensboro, NC w/Trew
  • 6/11/11 - Dawson Street Pub - Philadelphia, PAw/Schoolly D
  • 6/1/11 - Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ w/Electric Six
  • 5/19/11 - The Box - Charlottesville, VA w/Channel 43
  • 5/15/11 - Ollies Point - Amityville, NY w/Strange Invaders, The Good Robot
  • 5/13/11 - John and Peter's - New Hope, PA
  • 4/3/11 - John and Peter's - New Hope, PA w/Tango Machina
  • 3/31/11 - Grey's Tavern - Greensboro, NC w/Trew
  • 3/20/11 - The Box - Charlottesville, VA w/Channel 43
  • 3/12/11 - Elliot Street Pub - Atlanta, GA
  • 3/4/11 - The Southern - Charlottesville, VA w/Channel 43
  • 2/24/11 - The Camel - Richmond, VA w/Trew
  • 2/17/11 - John and Peter's - New Hope, PA w/Tango Machina
  • 1/28/11 - Court Tavern - New Brunswick, NJ w/Tango Machina
  • 1/8/11 - Glasslands - Brooklyn, NY w/Casey Shea,the Prigs, DJ Hot Shit Fuck Yeah
  • 2010

  • 11/20/10 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL w/The Shakes
  • 11/19/10 - Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD w/Club Scout
  • 11/15/10 - Cellar Door - Richmond, VA w/Sports Bar, Trew
  • 11/2/10 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MDw/The Dance Party
  • 10/31/10 - Hangar 84 - Vineland, NJ
  • 10/29/10 - Court Tavern - New Brunswick, NJ w/Tango Machina, Almost There
  • 10/27/10 - Velvet Lounge - Washington DC w/Hiding Places, Clubscout
  • 10/23/10 - Daniel Street - Milford, CT w/Queens Killing Kings, Trew
  • 10/16/10 - Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ w/Boo Boo Darlin
  • 10/14/10 - Burruss Hall (VA Tech) - Blacksburg, VA w/Jack's Mannequin, I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Buisness
  • 9/6/10 - Brooklyn, NY w/The Cactus's
  • 8/29/10 - Hangar 84 - Vineland, NJ w/Promise of Redemption
  • 8/24/10 - Pirates Cove - Cleveland, OH w/The Audition
  • 8/17/10 - The Studio at Webster Hall - NYC, NY w/Promise of Redemption, Brandon Saller, Trew
  • 8/16/10 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD w/Promise of Redemption, Trew
  • 8/15/10 - Trocadero Balcony - Philadelphia, PA w/Valencia, Trew
  • 8/14/10 - Court Tavern - New Brunswick, NY w/Tango Machina, Almost There, Trew
  • 8/13/10 - Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ w/Trew
  • 7/30/10 - The National - Richmond, VA w/DEVO
  • 6/7/10 - Silverlake Lounge - Los Angeles, CA w/Bikelock, Line and Circle
  • 6/2/10 - Bellytimber Tavern - Richmond, VA w/Channel 43
  • 5/20/10 - Vibe Lounge - Rockville Centre, NY w/Gabriel the Marine
  • 5/19/10 - Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY w/James of TGB, Queens Killing Kings
  • 1/21/10 - The Camel - Richmond, VA w/Cubscout and Rhinocerous
  • 2009

  • 10/16/09 - The Camel - Richmond, VA w/Cubscout and Rhinocerous, Bellfur
  • 10/1/09 - Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ w/The Gay Blades, Gabriel the Marine, A Love Like Pi
  • 7/10/09 - Wilton Teen Center - Wilton, Ct w/The Audtion, Runner Runner, Closer in Moscow, The Higher
  • 7/9/09 - Forward Hall - Erie, PA w/The Audition, Runner Runner, Closer in Moscow, The Higher
  • 2008

  • 12/22/08 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL w/The Audtion, The Bigger Lights
  • 12/21/08 - Forward Hall - Erie, PA w/The Audition, Punchline, Vinnie Carvana
  • 9/9/08 - The Border Cafe - Richmond, VA w/Channel 43
  • 5/1/08 - Sonar - Baltimore, MD w/The Audition, Every Avenue, Hit the Lights, The Morning Light
  • 3/19/08 - Canal Club - Richmond, VA w/The Audition, Every Avenue, Hit the Lights, The Morning LIght
  • 2/15/08 - Wonderland - Richmond, VA w/Channel 43

For booking or press inquires, please email kidisqual[at]gmail.com