Vertigo is an original alternative/rock band with a definite twist. Known for their ability to put on a great show, Vertigo is always able to connect with a crowd, and bring that crowd to its feet. Passionate, energetic, and eminently likable, front...
Vertigo is an original alternative/rock band with a definite twist. Known for their ability to put on a great show, Vertigo is always able to connect with a crowd, and bring that crowd to its feet. Passionate, energetic, and eminently likable, front woman Lindsey Stamey is an absolutely awe-inspiring vocalist and entertainer
From hard-driving rock beats to a more ethereal and melodic vibe, Vertigo’s sound is somewhere between Flyleaf and Radiohead
After having shared the stage with acts such as Flyleaf, The Gin Blossoms, 10 Years, and Shiny Toy Guns, Vertigo has the experience and ability to deliver performances that never fail to please
Vertigo is a rare blend of musicianship at its finest, and entertainment at its most compelling.
Vertigo Keeps Coming and Going by Caitlin Balch Sexy pop newcomers Vertigo have a busy summer ahead of them. Even though the quartet has been playing together since 2001, the Knoxville natives have hidden themselves under indie radar until now....
Vertigo's “Waltzing on a Sunday” was picked as a by Vertigo (tn) inhabits the same hallowed dark corners of my high-school heart as Garbage, where the angry sexual snarls of a powerful female lead are supported by an elite group of musical soldiers....
Vertigo Keeps Coming and Going by Caitlin Balch Sexy pop newcomers Vertigo have a busy summer ahead of them. Even though the quartet has been playing together since 2001, the Knoxville natives have hidden themselves under indie radar until now. Their sophomore album, The Coming And The Going, will be released via Koch Distribution July 28, and the band recently scored a slot at this summer's Bonnaroo Festival in their home state. Vertigo's first album, And Miles To Go Before We Sleep, was self-released in 2006, and the band supported it with an eight-month tour. "We were so excited to be actually doing this for a living," says lead singer Lindsay Stamey of that era."We just want to be gypsies and tour all the time.
The band, who is currently out on tour, has been peddling their sensual brand of crossover hard rock ever since. "We fit in with both the mainstream and indie acts in our local area and when we go to other places, too," says Stamey. "Some areas take us better than others, but at least they're being entertained." A difficult feat to accomplish, the mass appeal of Vertigo’s somber melodies has paid off as their fan base seems to blossom overnight. As a group that cites influences like the Cure and A Perfect Circle, but has been compared to artists such as Evanescence, the band is an act to judge by its live show as much as by a studio album. Their recklessly emotional live performances are "less physically intense, but we've slammed into each other before.
The only way to find out for yourself is to check out Vertigo during one of the road warriors' many spring and summer shows. Not only will the band be playing Bonnaroo this year, but other festivals like Nashville's Localpalooza and Cleveland's North Coast Music Festival, as well as many stand-alone dates.
Vertigo's “Waltzing on a Sunday” was picked as a by Vertigo (tn) inhabits the same hallowed dark corners of my high-school heart as Garbage, where the angry sexual snarls of a powerful female lead are supported by an elite group of musical soldiers. Vocalist Lindsey Stamey wields her voice with mastery beyond her years, and I couldn't stop listening. The metal-inspired music blends math rock's complexity and the power of punk, yet also retains a heartbreaking sensuality. When this woman decides to hold a note, I can't help holding my breath. Be forewarned, they are fledgling stars preparing to eradicate the lifeless landscape of derivative rock.
Vertigo soars with Bonnaroo gig, CD release By Jer by Jer Cole Bonnaroo-bound: Morristown’s Vertigo is heading to Bonnaroo next week after recent shows opening for Gavin Rossdale and Heart.
Also on the bill: Social Ghost and Scarla, The Wolf
When: 9 p.m. Friday, June 5
Where: The Cider House (adjacent to the Valarium)
Plus: Vertigo performs at Bonnaroo at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at Troo Music Lounge Cafe
Vertigo has played a slew of big name shows around town as of late, but its biggest is yet to come. With a new album hitting stores and an upcoming slot at Bonnaroo, the band has taken to shows both large and small in preparation for the milestones to come.
In a busy few months, Vertigo’s highlights include an acoustic set, opening for Heart, at The Tennessee Theatre on May 22 and a May 14 Sundown in the City show, opening for Gavin Rossdale. The shows were perfectly timed for Vertigo, who prepares to release its second full-length album “The Coming and the Going” and perform at Bonnaroo this month.
“I have to say I enjoyed this one even more,” says guitarist Joel Rudnick of the band’s second Sundown gig. “The sound was perfect, we avoided rain and we were on our top game, performance-wise. Mr. Rossdale was very polite and kind in his own British way, and was not afraid to mingle among the public, which I respected. ... Our performance was a fun one, and we have streamlined our show more this time around to make it more of a continuous, dynamic event rather than just 8 or 10 songs with a few seconds of silence between them. I do think our pairing was somewhat stylistically driven regarding Rossdale’s work with Bush, as some of our music does have certain elements similar to that of the ’90s grunge era.”
While pleased with the caliber of shows it has had already this spring, Vertigo’s most anticipated outing will be playing the final night of this year’s Bonnaroo. The band is scheduled to play the Troo Music Lounge Café at 7:30 p.m. on June 14. The opportunity to play the exponentially popular, rural Manchester event holds a special appeal for the Morristown band that has created a name for itself in a relatively small town in the same state.
“We were asked to do the Bonnaroo festival a month or two ago and were pretty ecstatic about it when we heard,” Rudnick says. “It’s really kind of surreal to go from eating up pavement on the road constantly to performing at one of the largest outdoor festivals in the country for a week. However, we are very grateful and are looking forward to capturing the whole experience of it, and in doing so, melding our brand of creation into the artistic fabric that is the lineup.”
But don’t think the band’s impressive credentials have gone to Vertigo’s collective head. With its nose to the grindstone, the band plays as many nearby shows as possible, including frequent acoustic sets at regional Hot Topic stores. Rudnick points out that small shows like these are valuable promotions for same-day shows as well as Vertigo merchandise, which the stores carry.
After a long wait, “The Coming and the Going” is due for official release on June 28. Recorded in Johnson City last winter, Vertigo originally scheduled the album’s release show for February 6, but the concert was postponed on account of construction delays at The Valarium’s new Cider House addition. Friday the band is finally playing that long-awaited show.
“We are very much looking forward to doing so because from what I can tell, the room is going to sound amazing and the place has a very cool rock bar vibe,” says Rudnick. “It’s been a little while since we’ve delved into the Knoxville club circuit, and we might be trying a few new things live this time around to get ready for our Bonnaroo performance.
Friday, June 5, Vertigo performs at The Cider House along with Florida’s Social Ghost and Knoxville’s own Scarla, The Wolf. The show kicks off at 9 p.m. and costs $7. The band will fill out the rest of the weekend playing in Newport, Ky., Saturday, both at Hot Topic and The Southgate House before hitting the stage at Bonnaroo June 14.
n DONE AND DUNN: Singer/songwriter Joe Dunn joins Nashville outfit Overzealous and The Tammies on stage at The World Grotto Friday, June 5. The show is slated for 10 p.m., and admission is $5 for legal drinkers and $7 for under-agers.