Went to the Roxy, saw Nico Vega on May 23, 2011, loved Aja Volkman, and was blown away by their drummer….. Dan Epand.
Nico Vega is a Los Angeles rock band that formed in 2005 but I just recently discovered them the other day. I know I heard their one song “Gravity” on the radio a few times, but I never got the chance to hear who the artist was behind it. It would usually come on when I’m driving and the song is halfway done, which sucks because I wanted to like the song even more.
Years later, after browsing a music blog that’s dedicated to Women in Rock, I came across Nico Vega. Being the noob that I am, I thought Nico Vega was the lead singer, but it represents all three members. I have no clue what the name means but I now have “Gravity” on repeat and the more I watch Aja Volkman bounce around and fiercely address the crowd with her diverse set of vocals, the more of a crush I have on her.
Along with a Yeah Yeah Yeahs Concert being on my bucket list, I’m going to have to add a Nico Vega show on it too.