"the flaming lips if they weren't so optimistic"
- Red & Black, Athens, Georgia
Since 2007, The Zou has been marching across the country, gathering the support of music lovers and critics. The brainchild of musician and songwriter Khaled Tabbara, The Zou has been described as "Intelligent and electrifying Nouveau Rock", "A dark assemblage of snarky lyrics, gritty bass, and 2 colossal keyboardists" and "Indie rock to be proud of".
Ohio based, nationally touring and regionally reigning - if you haven't heard of The Zou yet, you will soon! OK?
The Zou's music reflects a quality and creativity seldom found in mainstream music. They are receiving rave reviews nationally for their unique approach to creating "non rock-inspired rock" drawing influences from such bizarre sources as Nintendo games and musical theater.
Their album ARCHAEOPTERYX was awarded #2 Album of The Year (4.5/5), by Sawkick Media beating out rock heavy-hitters Muse, NIN, and Foo Fighters. Their newest record, Kills - Part 2, has boldly been called out as their best release to date by a number of media outlets.
Red Rocks Amphitheater - Denver, CO
The Bitter End and The Hard Rock Cafe - New York, NY
Crane's Tavern - Hollywood, CA
Tasty World - Athens, GA
The House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
The Monte Vista Hotel - Flagstaff, AZ
The New World Brewery - Tampa, FL
Herman's Hideaway - Denver, CO
Le Swimming - Montreal, QC Canada
The Exit/In - Nashville, TN
Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, Ga
Brillobox - Pittsburgh, PA