The Nico Blues are a last wave rock band from New Jersey. Their new EP "Die Happy" was released on February 29th, 2012 and was recorded, produced, and mixed in the band's basement. In reviewing the new disc, JerseyBeat.com said "This is a band that segues seamlessly from starry-eyed psychedelic shoegaze (“Dementia In Three Dimensions”) to rootsy Americana with a twangy, toothsome crunch (“Melodic Death Jam”) to earwig melodic pop (the Minneapolitan “I Could Be Your Pet,” equal parts Soul Asylum and Replacements.)"
The first full-length album titled Blame the Boredom, Blame the Basements was released on their own Tiny Giant Records imprint in June 2010. In true DIY spirit, The Nico Blues book all of their own shows and have organized bands in the community through the Tiny Giant Artist Collective, which they co-founded. As a result, they have gained a devoted regional following.
March 11 - Sunrise Festival - A Benefit for Japan, Public Assembly, Brooklyn
* Show is all ages and runs from 2PM - 11PM; Cover is $5 before 5PM and $10 after
March 18 - Webster Hall, NYC (call before heading out - show isn't listed on Webster Hall's site)
The Nico Blues