Remembering 2010

2011 woot woot!  If you're reading this it means you survived 2010... congratulations!  I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for making it a wonderful year for us.  WE LOVE YOU!

It was certainly a very busy one for us.  This was the year of multi-tasking for Verona Red.  There was no desire to take time away from shows while we recorded a new single and wrote a new record.  We managed all efforts (touring, recording and writing) simultaneously.  It made for a whirlwind year, was a bit overwhelming at points, but I think we matured throughout and hopefully came out a little wiser in the end.

Here's a little recap of 2010.  I hope you enjoy it!

We rocked in 2010.

But never forgot to roll.

We played tambourines and so did you.

We touched each other in new ways

We bought a new van and built a bed in it.  Yay no more motels.

We did some weird shit with some bread.  This is why we couldn't stay in motels anymore.

We grew closer.

We fought.

We guest bartended for a Verona Red fan party at Durkins in Chicago.

We were by far our best customers.

We gave you a jock strap...and you gave it back.

Mike and I grew beards.

 We threw a microphone into your beer glass and broke it....and you gave it back anyway...thank you.

Mike took pictures of our butt's while we played.

We made new instruments.

We released a self-recorded/self-produced single called No Way Home.  You can still download it for free here! http://veronared.bandcamp.com/track/no-way-home

We took our pants off.

We garbage picked a bed.

We watched you shake your asses too!

We had one of our shows outlawed in the state of Illinois.

We stretched.

We spent 5 months working on new material together and began recording 7 new tracks for our brand new EP (donate your $ to help fund it HERE).

It was a busy year, but certainly a fun one too.  On top of all the writing, touring, recording and depantsing, we officially broke ground on Verona Red L.L.C. this year.

Our music got some props in 2010 as well.  Some of the most notable nods were...
  • 2 reviews on the super cool blog Consequence of Sound
  • A write up in Chicago Innerview
  • Featured in Chicago Red Eye/Metromix as a Top Show Recommendation along slide Lady Gaga, Butch Walker and My Gold Mask
  • Ranked #69 (of course) of top 300 most popular artists in Chicago by Chicago Deli Magazine (Other artists on the list included Kanye, Wilco, Lupe Fiasco, The Smith Westerns, Ok Go, Hey Champ, The Hood Internet, and Maps & Atlases).
  • Airplay on Chicago's finest rock station 93.1 WXRT
We made stops and new friends in the following cities:
  • Bloomington, IN
  • Bowling Green, OH
  • Champaign, IL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Decatur, IL
  • Detroit, MI
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Lincolnshire, IL
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Royal Oak, MI
  • Southgate, MI
  • St. Louis, MO 

2010 was amazing for us, but I have a good feeling 2011 will be even better!  Stay tuned for some big announcements in the next few days!

Also, if you haven't yet, please don't forget to visit our Kickstarter page (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/veronared/verona-reds-new-7-song-ep).  Not only do we need your help to fund our new EP, but this is your first chance to view the record's cover art and title! (Hint: It's in the video at the top of the page).

Happy New Year!

1 comment:

Sunny said...

Wow. What a year. You forgot to mention you met me!!! ;) hehe I love VR! Really excited to see what 2011 has in store for yall!