As for Tula Vera, who come to us from New Jersey, they’re a bit more of a bouncy indie rock group, but they’ve got melodic sensibility to spare and brought a ton of it to the world on their excellent self-titled debut from a year or so ago.
To say Tula Vera is a great band is reductive. They’re songs have all the catchiness of radio pop hits and all the charm of your favorite artists basement demo tapes. They’re Pink Floyd meets Foxygen, they’re The Flaming Lips meets the Strokes, they’re Tula Vera, and I’d expect that we’re all going to be hearing a lot more about them in the next few years.
We recorded our self-titled album with Max Rauch that just came out. And we just went into the studio at William Paterson, where Dylan and Joe go to school, to record some demos. Recording and writing is a constant process, and we definitely want to release some more music in the next year.
This year, Montclair Center Stage will kick off with a music festival on Saturday, May 5, from 12 pm – 8 pm on Lackawanna Plaza. The Montclair Center Stage Music Festival will celebrate the tradition of Montclair music with two stages of the best, emerging local talent and a special tribute to Montclair music legend John Finnegan.
As I expected, I was completely captivated by their performance. Tula Vera, hailing from Montclair, New Jersey, mesh classic rock with garage rock and indie punk while bringing an amazing level of sophistication to their compositions.
Coming down the home stretch, 2017 seemed like it was going to go down in the books as a pretty shitty year for most people, but fortunately for all of us, Tula Vera closed out the year with the release of their self-titled debut full length album.
Tula Vera is an indie rock band based out of Montclair, New Jersey. The band is comprised of Claire Parcells on vocals and guitar, Margaret Marino on drums, Joe Jansen on bass, and Dylan Drummond on vocals and guitar.
It is absolutely essential to note that every single band that performed tonight deserves praise and accolades. Use Big Words, Electric Sensei, ManDancing, Tula Vera, and Will Wood compromised the rest of this truly impressive lineup and helped to give Jean Pool the badass, hard rocking celebration they deserved.
Regardless if you’re sitting in the pews or hunching over at the bar, there is a need for escape and pray for help. For the broken trodden, tired, and blue, there is just a place that houses such a person and the concerns towards safeguarding the music, art, and culture of their identity.
This is more than just another venue or club as it yearns to present itself with a D.I.Y. based environment free from capitalistic gains or egotistical movements. No, this is more than just "New Jersey's CBGB's" or some hole in the wall. For many, this is our fucking home.
This week in the Dining Room, we’re joined by Will Wood of Will Wood and the Tapeworms. Who is Will Wood ? would Will ?.. Will wouldn’t …wood he? -Tula Vera - Sunspot -Rothenbeck - In the Airplane Over The Sea(Neutral Milk Hotel) -Steve…
Friday, July 24, is another sunny summer evening in Montclair, and the Montclair High School Amphitheater is abuzz with musicians and teens milling about, many of them running wires, setting up guitars, amplifiers and other assorted musical gear.