The Verigolds

Soda Bar + ListenSD presents:

The Verigolds

Star Jungle, Well Well Well, DJs Mike Turi & Andrew McGranahan

Saturday, April 29, 2017

8:30 pm

Soda Bar


Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

The Verigolds
The Verigolds
San Diego Indie rockers The Verigolds create music that is inspired by the sonic currents that cross between the beaches and deserts of Southern California.

The Verigolds started performing by collaborating with artist Celeste Byers whose vibrant, psychedelic, and dream-filled art was a perfect fit for the hippie, vibrant, eclectic scene of Ocean Beach, California. The Verigolds' sound channels the energy of this hippie enclave, ranging from folk woods experimentation to psychedelic dance groove.

"Mixing elements from indie rock, pop, folk, psychedelic, and alternative rock, The Verigolds are a modern blend of timeless sounds." - The Huffington Post

With the anthemic haunting vocals of Jenna Cotton matched with the intricate guitar of Eliot Ross, creative flowing phrases of Ben Smedley on the keys and the soul/punk groove of drummer Craig Schreiber, the music explodes with originality and life. Experimentation with new synths, pedals, and vocals has led the band to a more dazzling sonic spectacle that turns the body and spirit on.

Nominated for Best Indie/Alternative Album & Performing at the 2017 San Diego Music Awards, The Verigolds just performed at the major music festival KAABOO in September '16 alongside legendary artists including Aerosmith, Cold War Kids & The Struts. The Verigolds have been played on BBC Radio London, closed out all of the rock radio stations in San Diego (91x, FM949 and Rock1053), played on Laguna Beach KX 93.5, performed on Good Morning San Diego in addition to performing at San Diego's premiere venues (Belly Up, Casbah, Soda Bar, Music Box and House of Blues), direct support for national/global touring acts including The Shelters, Finish Ticket, The Boxer Rebellion, PHASES, Hey Rosetta!, Andrew Belle, Magic Giant, Dick Diver, Mother Mother, The Young Wild, Emily Jane White.

Their debut album "For Margaret" was released March 26th and awarded with NBC SoundDiego's "Album of the Year", in addition to being featured in various national/global blogs and publications.

"Ever since I first discovered the Verigolds, I've been a fan -- and that was with only one recorded song," said the local-music lover. "The band has finally dropped its full-length album, and it's a magical trip of boho/indie/hippy/space rock that takes you on a trip to another world." - Tim Pyles, 91XFM

"Skypipe finds an unusual mixture of acoustic guitar, mandolin, violin and vibraphone, and it's absolutely gorgeous, once again made even stronger due to Cotton's vocals." - Jeff Terich, San Diego CityBeat

"If you were at our June SoundDiego LIVE party, you understand why the Verigolds are our Best New Artist for 2015. Becoming a hot commodity in the local scene seemingly overnight, this Ocean Beach-based group sheds any and all pretense for supremely positive vibes, psychedelic wonder and indie-pop melodies over subtle electronic undertones. Don those shades, folks: crazy bright future ahead for this band." - NBC SoundDiego

"Mid-week coolness from The Verigolds. Lots of synth/keyboard driven vibes, dig the mix of vocals, nice harmonies filled in with some jangy guitars and solid band performance all around. It’s a new sound, hybrid of sorts but that’s the history of rock, reminds me of Bands like Foxygen, not easy to lump into some category created by the powers that be. Makes for a more active listening session, puts the fun back into guessing where they came up with this sound…." - 50 Third and 3rd

"The song conjures their reliably psychedelic, experimental spacescape with vocalist Jenna “Juniper” Cotton channeling the alluring echo of Neko Case." - Free Bike Valet
Venue Information:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104