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Nico Vega Announces New EP, Offers Free Downloads And Launches Karaoke Contest

December 16, 2010 drainu182 0

Nico Vega have announced plans to release a new EP, Nico Vega Covers Nico Vega & Rod Stewart January 4th, 2011. The EP features a collection of cover versions of the band’s previous songs that have been re-imagined in a series of different styles as well as a cover of Rod Stewarts, “Young Turks” – for good measure.

Each week between now and New Years, the band will release a different song from the new EP as a free download. …

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Tonight: SAINT MOTEL & NICO VEGA’s Witch Hunt at The Roxy

October 29, 2010 drainu182 0

SAINT MOTEL ( and NICO VEGA host a night of Halloween hilarity at The Roxy tonight. The Witch Hunt, presented by 987FM also features performances by IMAGINE DRAGONS and QUEEN CAVEAT. Witches and warlocks will enjoy a burn at the stake photo booth and special $5 witching drink specials, including Bitches Brew, Demon Dewars, and Salem Witch Cocktails. The winner of the best costume of the evening will also receive a huge prize package including 2 …

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NICO VEGA Release New Animated Video, “MILLION YEARS” And Announce Halloween Show & Tour With Special Guest SAINT MOTEL

October 1, 2010 drainu182 0

In Nico Vega’s new animated music video, the band go back in time to a “Crucible” inspired Salem Witch Trial where they’re persecuted for honoring their beliefs of individuality and freedom. Will Nico Vega face the gallows or will their ideals save them from their Puritanical Captors? The video was shot entirely on an iPhone 3G with original artwork by Sascha Ciezata. Watch It – HERE:

To coincide with the release of their video and to kick off …

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Nico Vega Direct Video for Their Song “Gravity”

August 31, 2010 drainu182 0

Nico Vega, the Los Angeles trio, enlisted the help of the “mini-Nico Vega band” (actually guitarist Rich Koehlar’s niece and nephew and their neighbors) while on a tour stop in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio. Set to the band’s first single, “Gravity,” the vibrant rockers show a fun side to the hardworking touring band in this video (shot primarily on an iPhone) directed and edited by the band themselves. See it here:

Fresh off appearances with Metric, Chevelle, Papa …

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Sweethead Headline July Dates | Self-Titled Debut In Stores Now

July 8, 2010 drainu182 0

Sweethead, the new group created by Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age, A Perfect Circle, Failure) and fronted by lead vocalist Serrina Sims, released their debut album last month (The End Records) and just announced a handful of new dates in the western US with Nico Vega and Scarlet Grey.

Sweethead also features Eddie Nappi on bass (Mark Lanegan Band, Handsome), and Norm Block on drums (Mark Lanegan Band, Plexi) and the band recently took up residency …

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New Nico Vega “Gravity” Video

February 25, 2010 drainu182 0

After touring touring and MORE touring, Nico Vega is back with their brand new single and video for “Gravity”. Shot by Marcus Dunstan who directed such horror favorites as Saw IV, V and VI, and The Collector, the video is an eerie masterpiece that shows the band being chased every which way…with a few surprises in between! Check out the video here. The band is still currently on tour with The Soundtrack Of Our Lives as well…don’t miss them …

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Nico Vega announces US Tour with The Soundtrack Of Our Lives

January 26, 2010 drainu182 0

Nico Vega has spent a better part of the last two years hitting the road with Manic Street Preachers, Semi Precious Weapons and the Von Bondies but come this winter the band are set to team up with and support The Soundtrack Of Our Lives.

Kicking off the tour on February 16th in New York, the band will be playing up until the 26th with TSOOL until their gig in San Francisco for the Noisepop Festival.

Here are the upcoming …

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Nico Vega Tour Dates

October 29, 2009 drainu182 0

L.A. buzz band Nico Vega is currently on a headlining tour, including a homecoming Halloween show at Club Nokia with rockers Chevelle, before jumping on tour with Inward Eye, and Neon Trees.

As the trio’s latest single “Gravity” is taking off on alternative radio, the group will be filming the song’s video in November.

The band (singer Aja Volkman, guitarist Rich Koehler and drummer Dan Epand) has made a name for itself thanks in part to its blistering and in-your-face …