Saturday, January 9, 2010
I believe it was a couple years ago when I for some reason was browsing around on myspace...(yes kids, remember that thing from back in the day!) and found a wonderful little band called Nico Vega. I usually am not on board with chick rock bands (example: the Veronica's, The Ting Tings, Veruca Salt, Avril Lavigne, the Donnas, Gossip, etc.) but the singer Aja Volkman is an animal! This girl can rip the tires of a car with her pipes. I seriously want to head bang, dance, and throw things around in my room whenever I listen to them. And for those of you who know me, you understand that this is not really normal behavior seeing as I'm an artsy fartsy hippy/fashion plate who doesn't wear a lot of black eye liner, converse or back comb my hair.
I see her getting compared to Karen O a lot, but as much as I love Karen O, Aja has a meatier voice. And one would definitely need some power to keep up with the bands, for lack of a better word, "rockin" songs. Most of the songs are pretty distinct from each other and are all great lyrically and instrumentally. I'd have to say my favorites are....
They are coming to town on February 26 to El Rey and I for sure will be there. I might even back comb my hair a little.
Nico Vega | MySpace Music Videos