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Monday, May 11, 2009
Interview: Nico Vega
These days it is rare that a band or artist excites me the way Nico Vega has this year. After seeing them live at the Double Stereo SXSW show case, I am totally enamored. They are a complete package in terms of talent, sound and musicianship. Not since the days of Joan Jett or Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders have I been so infatuated by a female lead singer. Nico Vega front woman, Aja, is not only beautiful but has a voice unlike any other woman on the scene today. She will soon be the standard for future female rock groups and lead singers in the same right Deborah Harry and Pat Benatar once were. Put her with a guitar stud and an assassin for a drummer and you have Nico Vega.
Ian is a graduate of Round Rock High School and attended St Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. In 2008 he joined the team at Double Stereo (formerly CD Fuse) as their Blog editor where he reviewed concerts, albums, and did interviews for the popular music site.In January 2009, he became the Editor in Chief for Austin Vida. In 2010, with the help of some of his most talented friends, he launched Red River Noise. "Ian's Music Blog" is also one of the few blogs selected to be a Do512 All-Star.
On any given night of the week he can be found in downtown Austin on 6th Street and the Red River live music district.