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Verona Red / Press

“When it comes to bands kicking ass, only the truth comes out, and Verona Red is the best Chicago band you must hear, Faithful Reader, hands down.”

“Pound is the rock and roll album that you need. Fresh and vibrant, as well as brazen and confident. A balls-out brawl of sheer rock and roll intensity. It’s as if the Stray Cats turned their amps up to 11. This band will rock your ass.”

“It’s rare to get actual twists and turns in indie rock these days (other than the contrived pre-determined ones of twisty turny-core bands), so hearing this band shift gears between hard, slinky, bouncy, ominous, rootsy, and points in between is refreshing.”

“The four-piece easily blends blues, roots rock, swing and country twang into its complex sound. As a native Texan, I bow to Verona Red’s love of honky tonk.”

“The infectious EP [Pound] is chock full of rollicking tunes that make us want to shimmy, shake, jump, jive and create a general ruckus.”

"Well-written, driving indie rock that is almost as dancey as it is smart. In a world where most bands want to sound like some other stagnant band, this is refreshing."

House Call Entertainment, Inc.

“Verona Red creates a “dark, yet uplifting, bluesy sound that is both nostalgic and cutting-edge.” At their live shows, “expect to witness a grossly satisfying night of live music that’s sure to be high in energy, talent, and pure entertainment.””

“Their sense of humor couldn’t be mistaken, and for the first time in a while, it was a breath of fresh air to see a band so jolly and happy, ego-free and friendly, but who could also play some fantastic music.”

“In essence, Verona Red is carving a niche within the alternative rock genre with this new album. This is the album to add to your 2008 collection.”

Southside - Fearless Radio

“Rock that genuinely warrants a hearty grassroots fan base… a winning combination of saloon sing-along and driving pop with a refreshing shadowy heart.”

Daily Herald

“There is a high octane intensity that is physically undeniable in Verona Red’s new wave explication… these guitar waving boss men are sure to please many and disappoint very few.”


“The week of October 12, 2009, Verona Red was one of ReverbNation's top 10 featured artists of the week!”


“Dancing music! I bopped from one end of the house to the other when Hesitations and Clichés started blasting.”

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“Red Hot Kaiser Killers! … They have something original because they sound like a combination of styles that shouldn't really work but somehow does.”

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“The vocals are brilliant; Crash Test Dummies on speed? I love the sound. I love the simplicity - and can appreciate how much effort goes in to making something sound simple.”

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