November 27, 2019

Tula Vera absolutely rocked the stage with their vocals, guitar riffs and rhythms that had us all jumping up and down to the exhilarating beats. The band packed a full-house and never once dropped their high rock and roll energy.

Photo of the Week

November 2, 2019

Claire Parcells, lead singer of Tula Vera, performs at the Meat Locker in Montclair, New Jersey

by Ben Caplan

Do It Together, Tula Vera and Their Alternative to D.I.Y

July 22, 2019

Joe of Tula Vera explained it best: “Forget D.I.Y, let’s do it together.”

by Vickram Singh

Best Gigs to Catch this Week in the Greater Bushwick Area

May 23, 2019

Tula Vera stands out for their talent and lively take on a more traditional blues-driven classic rock sound that blends a wide array of influences including garage, punk, and soul.

Episode 74: Tula Vera

February 04, 2019

Episode 74 features the awesome Tula Vera! The Montclair-based four-piece is about a year removed from their debut self-titled record, which features some real rippers! Tune in to hear some of those rippers, including “Sunspot,” “Signs,” and “With God On Her Side.” Plus, here all about their recent tour and their plans for 2019!

by Thomas Gallo


January 9, 2019

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.

by Marilyn Drew Necci

Tula Vera Tells All About Their Guitar Style, Upcoming Projects, and Their Origin with Evan of Madness To Creation!

August 25, 2018

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.

by Evan Zwisler

SIMGE On The Scene: Bobby Mahoney kicked off the summer with Mack, The Burns, Tula Vera and Tommy London

July 1, 2018

Tula Vera is a quartet that brought their loving quirkiness up on stage to share their own song. I saw the Montclair based group at The Pony last and their sound has definitely been honed in.

by Phil Shepherd

Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son at The House of Independents

June 21, 2018

The band Tula Vera followed, and I have to say that I am a huge fan after hearing them for the first time. The alternative garage rock band with bluesy undertones is as unique as they come.

by Diane DiMemmo

Post-Maxwell's Hoboken teems with new venues, new talent

June 6, 2018

And then there's Little City Books, 100 Bloomfield St., owned by singer/songwriter Kate Jacobs.
The bookstore has hosted not only authors' readings but also music performances and has really stepped up its game since Maxwell's closed in February.

by Jim Testa


May 20, 2018

Tula Vera controls the crowd at the second music stage at the Montclair BID Center Stage annual music festival on Lackawanna Plaza, Saturday May 5

by Adam Anik

CUB Alt crowd obsesses over The Obsessives

April 17, 2018

Drummond shredded it every time. The guitar was still a highlight even in songs without a prominent guitar part or solo.

Parcells could sing as soft or loud as each song called for, her voice ranging from soft, lovely crooning to vicious rock 'n roll screaming.

by Heidi Cho

10 Questions with Tula Vera

March 28, 2018

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.

by Patrick Lombardi

Montclair Center Stage Music Festival – All Day Performances On Two Stages at Lackawanna Plaza

March 5, 2018

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.


Tula Vera

Samad Savage



Rockstar Racecar

School of Rock

Ava Otterbein


February 7, 2018

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.

by Taylor Turner

Tula is Vera Friggin Good

January 3, 2018

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.

by Adam McGuire


September 22, 2017

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.

by Taylor Turner

Jean Pool Saves the Elephants and DIY

June 18, 2017

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.

by Adam McGuire


May 16, 2017

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.

by Paul Buczkowski

Montclair concert to benefit Blk Grrrl Book Fair

March 3, 2017

A benefit concert for the Blk Grrrl Book Fair will take place this Sunday, March 5, at 5 p.m. and will be held at the American Legion Crawford Crews Post 251, located at 210 Bloomfield Ave.

Live from the Dining Room

August 30, 2016

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…

out on a limb…with julie slater

July 16, 2016

Tula Vera/Sunspot


May 10, 2016

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Speak Into My Good Eye

May 6, 2016

The Stone Pony held a their first summer stage showcase for new and aspiring bands.

by Phil Shepherd

Divide and Conquer

January 27, 2016

If they continue to evolve and carve out their own sound I can only imagine good things to come for the band.

By Ted Rogen

The Montclair Times

Aug 6, 2015

Serendipity Cafe marks 20 years

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.

East Side Mags

July 24, 2015

The day ended with a STELLAR, AMAZING, OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD performance by a local band comprised of some of Montclair's most talented high-schoolers - Tula Vera!

Baristanet Profile: Jeff Beck

June 18, 2015

Montclair makes music all over town

Baristanet Family

June 12, 2015

MHS Students Organize Benefit Concert for Montclair Volunteer Ambulance Unit