111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
"In a better world, Rosie Flores would be a major star, given her estimable skills as a guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist, and the truth is there are plenty of roots rockers who have enjoyed more lucrative careers with far less to offer musically." -Allmusic.com
"Forget Taylor, never mind Miranda. Little girls out there who just want to pick up a guitar and rock like the boys need not look any further for a role model than Rosie Flores." – Yahoo Music
"Flores can belt with the best of 'em and wields her token blue guitar with deadly precision… she's is an all-around force. – Oxford American
"An important artist who should not be overlooked."--Huffington Post
Rosie Flores is one of those musical treasures that lurk beneath the popular "culture" radar and we ignore at our own peril lest they get discouraged and disappear, only to be "discovered" by Sweden or somewhere. (No offense, we love you Sweden!) Then we are left to scratch our heads and say "Hey, why didn't WE love her first?" Here's your chance.
Beginning in the late 70s with her rockabilly punk band the Screamin' Sirens, Rosie Flores has been crafting a pioneering career in the roots underground. She was an integral part of the LA New Traditionalist scene that gave rise to Dwight Yoakam and Los Lobos; toured with Flatlander Butch Hancock; and recorded with west coast roots icon Ray Campi, swing masters Asleep At The Wheel, and rockabilly and riot grrl icons Janis Martin and recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Wanda Jackson. Rosie also raised funds for and produced the posthumous Janis Martin album The Blanco Sessions released in the summer of 2012
We'd catch her every time we possibly could over the years. She'd tear the roof off Fitzgerald's in Berwyn, or the Continental in Austin, or wherever our paths crossed. Her top-notch guitar playing is always revelatory.
Always in the back of our scheming little minds, we'd think of ways to get her to let us put out her music. That time has arrived.
And just for the record, August 31st, 2006 was declared "Rosie Flores Day" in Austin TX. Bet YOU'VE never had a day named in your honor...
Combining the fables of a gypsy rogue with the galloping melodies of a gang of outlaw punks creates quite the musical combination. The influence of Outlaw Country and good old Rock and Roll can be heard throughout Veronica Grim's catalog of musical samplings. Formerly known as the lead singer of Switchblade Syndicate, Grim has broken away from the standard pyschobilly and cowpunk formula and created a whole new sound that crosses over the borders of several genres. For Grim and her exceptional bandmates, the truth and heart in a song plays louder than an amp, and the hell raised in live performance comes from a true love of being in front of those who can appreciate the power of real, pure music that doesn't require an auto tune.
In addition to headlining local shows in the Cincinnati area with Switchblade Syndicate and Veronica Grim and the Blue Ribbon Boys, Grim has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such national acts as Nekromantix, The Koffin Kats, The Arkhams, Whiskey Daredevils, Lydia Loveless and many more.
The band originated in Northern Kentucky and has moved to Long Beach, California for new adventures. Ready, willing and able to travel for gigs given enough notice. You can't put a price on fun...
$10.00 - $12.00