Friday, July 07, 2006
Introducing... The Villains Of Verona
I have great music friends here in Minneapolis / St. Paul. Case in point, my buddy Brody. He went all the way to Chicago this past winter to watch Hard-Fi. He didn't really like Hard-Fi, but returned with a love for the opening band, the up-and-coming The Villains Of Verona. Listening to their material, I now understand.
Yes, these guys (and one very lovely female lead-singer) are young. Fresh out of Elmhurst (Chicago), IL, high-school, actually. Younger than the Arctic Monkeys! They sound like a mixture between The Grates and Eisley, no? Throw in a little Pretty Girls Make Graves or Lily Allen and you may be getting there... Highly infectious pop/rock; no better music for the summer (or anytime) if you ask me...
Lucky for us locals, they're in town this upcoming week for a couple of gigs:
Varsity Theater: Mon 7/10/06 - The Villains Of Verona / Squareshooters / Ronni Saxon
Nomad World Pub: Thu 7/13/06 - The Dance Band / Sam Keenan / The Villains Of Verona
I highly suggest you check them out. Let's hear some tunes (both highly recommended):
mp3: The Villains Of Verona - Orson Welles
mp3: The Villains Of Verona - Vinyl
YouTube come in! They have a great video for "Orson Welles". It may just feature the best/worst dancing since the now infamous OK Go "A Million Ways" video:
Video: The Villains Of Verona - Orson Welles