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Tonight: The Veronicas @ Skully’s

The Veronicas – Untouched

The Veronicas = ((Avril x 2) + Veruca Salt) + Enuff Z’Nuff drummer / Teen Disney

Originally marketed to a tween demographic, the twin sisters (Jessica and Lisa) that make up the Aussie pop-rock band The Veronicas have entered that awkward phase that Christina Aguilera went through after leaving Disney to start her solo career. They are good looking young women who appeal as much to guys in their 30’s as they do kids in their teens. And while it’s the kids who have their parents money to spend on merch, it’s the older audience that will take The Veronicas music seriously so the band has been touring rock clubs for the last couple of years rather than doing things like open for Miley Cyrus or The Jonas Brothers.

The Veronicas may tend to lean a little bit too much to the electro-pop (re: studio trickery) for my tastes but their more rocking songs do pack some Veruca Salt-like punch. And, while I realize he’s just a hired gun, it makes me happy to see Vik Foxx (Enuff Z’Nuff, Vince Neil Band, Warrant) as a member of the touring band.

Benco presents: The Veronicas with Pretty Reckless, The Love Willows / Skully’s Music Diner / $15 day of show / Doors at 7pm. More info here.