The Charismatic VERO @ Rockwood Music Hall

Vero @ Rockwood Music Hall

Vero!! Pronunciation: Emphasize a long roll of the R and add Spanish flair. Formally Mahogany and now Vero! Only one name is fitting for this charismatic performer.

Vero AKA Veronica Sanchez is a singer songwriter whose sultry voice is downright full of feeling. Vero switching between guitar and ukulele was backed by an acoustic band of folk/rock supports; Josh Miller’s gorgeous guitar leads, the attentive feisty drummer T and Wilson Novitzki on bass.

Vero’s songwriting is like an urban Loretta Lynn with a lesbian twist, some Spanish spice and street rap. She delivers her heartfelt stories with the passion of authenticity.

Especially effective was a reassuring song to her father about her lifestyle. When she sang the song “Kissed” it was so sexy I was ready to switch sides. We were treated to an Argentinean folk cover that was emotional and powerful. Fuck English, she made her roots shine! I felt every nuance.

Vero @ Rockwood Music Hall

The set ended with an awesome spontaneous rap spar with an audience member. Plant maybe? But when she handed over the mic they went at it. It was crazy fun and a perfect ending.

A Vero set is a bit of everything. What emerges is a confident performer with striking physical presence, awesome tats, whose glowing personality is the vehicle into her music.

Chosen word of the night was obsessed! Her fans and friends are obsessed and I can see why. Thanks to friends David Achelis and wife Andrea for the great hang and awesome night cap @ Milano's. Special shout out to Carlos and pal!! Nice to meet you!

Flickr Set!

Be on the lookout for more "Tinta Sangre"nights @ The Rockwood Music Hall. Vero presents a lip smackin, tear jerkin, show stoppin showcase featuring NYC’s best female fa tale fronted bands!!!


Spreading Drink Up Buttercup Around


The very first time I saw this amazing band on their first trip to New York it has been my mission to spread Drink Up Buttercup around. Mission accomplished!

You'll be able to buy their record
debut Born and Thrown on a Hook in your local stores and everywhere online come March 23rd. Below the Video Trailer tells the story from the bands perspective about their recording process.

Drink Up Buttercup // Born and Thrown on a Hook EPK from Drink Up Buttercup on Vimeo.

This is the EPK for Drink Up Buttercup's full length debut Born and Thrown on a Hook. The album was recorded in Philadelphia from summer 2008 till spring 2009 and was mixed by Rusty Santos in summer 2009. Band: James Harvey, Farzad Houshiarnejad, Ben Money, and Mike Cammarata.

Drink Up Buttercup stopped by Band In Boston Podcast (The Flophouse Sessions) and recorded: Gods and Gentlemen, Lovers Play Dead, Doggy Head, Sosey and Dosey and Young Ladies. Listen or download all here.


Max Vernon Glittery Live Footage

I thought I'd bring in the New Year with Glitter and Glam from the talented and stylish Max Vernon. This video selection is one of several songs from Max's set at the New York Antifolk Festival. I chose "All I Need" because I want you to see Vernon's yodeling finale. It is awesome! It is not often that bands/musicians get such quality footage. So wonderful that Alex Erde decided to share. There are five other songs from the set Here

My Review and all things Max Vernon on OCM