Beat Kitchen (Chicago, IL) - 6/26/2010

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone who came out this past Saturday to share in the good times.

Performing "No Way Home" in a whole new way after working on the recording for 2 months was a blast.  We posted a video of the performance in case you weren't there OR in case you were there but were just too drunk to remember...(you know who you are).

It was also a pleasure to play with our new friend Adam Knoernschild in Chicago for the first time, and to share the stage with our old friend Tony Focht one last time.

Here's some more pics from the night.  Thank you to several of our fans for posting these to Facebook and tagging us so I could easily find and steal them :)

Finally, I want to take my hat (and pants) off to the bands that opened up the night.  Please do check out My My My (http://www.myspace.com/iluvmymymy), The Ivorys (http://www.myspace.com/theivorys) and Camera (http://www.myspace.com/camerachicago)

They all put on a great show and were a treat to watch.

To all you Chicagoans, Verona Red wishes you a hot and sweaty summer.  Here's hoping its full of blackouts and sun burns!

Can't wait to bring you some NEW MUSIC this fall!



The Beat Kitchen is going to poop its pants less than 5 hours from now.

Remember the first 50 people to ask for our new single "No Way Home" at the Verona Red merch table will receive a FREE, limited edition print copy of the song. These CDs will never be available again, so get there early!

Doors at 8pm
My My My (http://www.myspace.com/iluvmymymy) at 8:30
The Ivorys (http://www.myspace.com/theivorys) at 9:30
Camera (http://www.myspace.com/camerachicago) at 10:30
and Verona Red (http://www.myspace.com/veronared) at 11:30

$10 17+

Download the new single "No Way Home" for FREE http://veronared.bandcamp.com/track/no-way-home


Verona Red Establishes New Frontiers in Internet Radio Tonight!

We're going to be on Fearless Radio tonight from 5:15 - 6 PM. It is likely this broadcast will be remembered as the dawn of a new chapter in the history of internet radio, so you won't want to miss it.

Topics may also include:

Our new single "No Way Home"
Fashionable leg-wear
My growing fear of the outdoors
What it was like growing up in prison
The state capital game
How I overcame my daddy issues
And of course...our show this Saturday in Chicago!

You can listen live at 5:15 tonight by clicking here: http://www.fearlessradio.com/


Download Our New Single "No Way Home" For FREE!

Our new single "No Way Home" is now available to download for FREE! Click here to check it out on our Bandcamp page. http://veronared.bandcamp.com/track/no-way-home

Also, we've posted some short clips from the recording sessions of "No Way Home" below. We're SUPER PUMPED to pull out all the stops on this tune this Saturday (6/26) at Beat Kitchen. This will be our first and LAST show of the summer! Make sure you don't miss it.

If you want to hear more about the recording process (i.e. zipper solos and the like) tune in to Fearless Radio tomorrow (Thurs) night from 5:15 PM to 6 PM (http://www.fearlessradio.com/).  We'll be on air talking about this weekend's show, the new single, and answering questions about how handsome we are.

We can't wait for this Saturday! Remember the first 50 people to approach the table on Saturday night get a FREE limited edition print copy of our new single "No Way Home"!

Beat Kitchen
2100 West Belmont Avenue
Date: Sat. 6/26
Ages: 17+
Doors: 8:00
Cover: $10
With: Camera, The Ivorys and My My My

Buy advanced tickets here! http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=2098405&REFID=bkcal



This is hilarious. Not sure how I missed it. Apparently this came and went a while back...still hilarious. And if you somehow missed it like me... enjoy!


Gabe's (Iowa City, IA) - 6/18/2010

The drive to Gabe's in Iowa City was both gorgeous and terrifying. As we drove West into the 80 mph winds that would eventually kill a family of four windows in the Sears (fuck you Willis) tower I was reminded of how helpless we really are to the forces of mother nature bitchface.

I was also reminded of the Costner classic (if there can be such a thing), Field of Dreams. They have some real big and scary sky out there in Iowa. Looks like angry bedsheets.

Adding to my sense of terror was Adam's warning about tornadoes. I'd never heard of such things before. Adam's description was enlightening and educational.

But as Adam delved into the consequences of actually encountering one of these beasts, it made me question why it was we were still driving.

It was then that I remembered the grit and determination of the WWF's very own Texas tornado (finally understanding the full meaning of his moniker), and figured if he could face adversity in furry boots, I could do the same.

We trucked on through the elements, never ceasing to scream like little girls every time the wind carried us into the other lane.

We were all very relieved when we finally arrived at Gabe's in Iowa City.

I kept with the Texas tornado idea and used the memory of his ferocity to inspire a whirlwind performance. The times we had up there on that stage were good, so good that I think we shall do it again in Iowa City soon.


Are You Ready for 6/26?

I don't know about you, but we've been practicing our asses off to put together an amazing rock show for you all on 6/26. We want The Beat Kitchen to collapse to crumbles after the foundation gives way to all the dancing. Legendary rock and roll destruction!

So much goes into our preparation, and we can't tell you about it all, but here's a little bit of what we've been up to.

How have you been getting ready? We want you drunk, legs shaven, beard wearin, disgraceful and dancing...


Help Us Win Deli Magazine's Band of the Month!

Chicago Deli Magazine, one of Chicago's coolest music sites, has nominated us to be their band of the month!

We'd love to with this, but we need your votes.

VOTE FOR VERONA RED HERE: http://chicago.thedelimagazine.com/snacks

You can vote once per computer so tell your friends.  Voting ends June 30.



Friendship for Everyone this Friday at Gabe's in Iowa City

So it's off to Iowa this weekend to play at Gabes in Iowa City.  I've heard several times in my life that Iowa is the good times.  Some of my good friends are from Iowa.  They've all had some pretty good stories to tell.  Judging by this... it looks pretty awesome.

Verona Red, Greenman, AND the Nightman cometh...
This Friday June 18
Gabe's (330 East Washington Street, Iowa City, IA)
Ages: 21+
Doors: 9:00
With: Final Alibi, Kidnap the Sun, Kiss & Tell, Left on Northwood and Tutt & Vonderbaar


Lock, Stock & Barrel (Decatur, IL) and Lemmons (St. Louis, MO): 6/11 - 6/12/2010

Decatur proved to be one of the most fun towns we've visited so far in 2010. The folks at Lock Stock and Barrel were great and the band we met there, Ambient Green (http://www.myspace.com/ambientgreen), were a bunch of fun guys.

Free food and beer put everyone in a great mood right from the get go. After the show we hit up an after party with our new friends in Ambient Green. Good times were had so the needless to say the camera was getting a little shaky by the end of the night. Here's what I got.

St. Louis the following night was tons of fun too. More free food and beers led me to believe that people really do get more hospitable the further south you travel.

The show at Lemmons was fun.  Played a full set with ear plugs for the first time and met some really cool people after the show.

One of the highlights of night two was the toilet in our motel room. This seriously may have been the loudest toilet in all of St. Louis. Enjoy!


Are You Ready for 6/26?

"At night when you turn off all the lights, 
there's no place that you can hide, 
oh no, the rhythm is gonna get'cha."



Brewed Cafe & Stone Fly Brewery (Milwaukee, WI) - 6.4.2010

Our trip to Milwaukee this past weekend started off with an acoustic set at the Brewed Cafe on Brady street. Brady street was a good time, we visited a smoke shop, a record store, and a place that sold futons.

Here's a clip of our performance at Brewed Cafe.

The day carried on with a visit to an art gallery to see some of the latest works painted by our good friend Jason Ludtke.

Then it was off to A.J. Bombers to meet up with some friends and watch game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals.

With heavy hearts from a game 4 Blackhawks disaster we took the stage at the Stone Fly Brewery... but soon forgot our woes and got down to doing what we love to do...

Jumping on each other's stuff.

As you may be noticing from the pics and videos above, this was also the first time we performed with guitarist Adam Knoernschild. Turns out Adam is a peach, and a pleasure to share the stage with.

"Wait...what?" you might be saying... Well, to catch you up, a few weeks ago our band-mate and long-time friend Tony Focht announced to us that he will be leaving Verona Red to tackle some new life adventures. While we are saddened to see him go, we are excited for him and wish him all the best. We are VERY happy to say that this is NOT a 'never see you again' type of goodbye...keep an eye out for Tony Focht appearances down the road, and perhaps even a farewell party for the Fantastic Mr. Focht in the near future.

Special thanks to all our Milwaukee friends and fans who came out this weekend. It had been way too long! Till next time Milwaukee...


We Get Our Furry Fix In Milwaukee This Friday!

Was trying to get an idea of what Milwaukee folks like for our show there this Friday, and came across this.  So far it seems like furries and slam dunks are the ticket.  If someone brings a 20 foot ladder I will try it.

Verona Red gets dangerous with some Furries in Milwaukee this Friday June 4!

WHERE: Stonefly Brewery, 735 East Center Street
WHEN: Friday, June 4 at 9:30pm
COST: $5
WITH: Milwaukee rockers Mr. Deagun Jones (http://www.myspace.com/mrdeagunjones)
and The Last Rhino (http://www.myspace.com/thelastrhinomusic)
SHOW: 21+

We'll also be doing a pre-show acoustic performance at Brewed Cafe (1208 E. Brady St) starting at 5:30.

Excited to splash the good times all over Milwaukee's face!


A Rather Beautiful Story About Doggy Poo

A piece of dog shit encounters the mysteries of life.

It would be a disservice to all of you if I tried to put any other words to how great this South Korean stop motion film about feces is.

All I can say is that it has forever changed my views on dog shit.

Thanks to Brooke Duckart for this amazing find!