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Veruca Salt: Show Preview 

Wednesday, Jun 25 2014

Once upon a time, in the 1990s, women ran amok with guitars and dominated the alt-rock landscape. A couple of these ladies — Nina Gordon and Louise Post — made up one half of the Chicago quartet Veruca Salt. These powerful ladies had sweet voices, sharp hooks, and a gigantic hit with the still-classic "Seether." But, while the band's biggest hit is what it's now most remembered for, Veruca Salt had a catalog of fantastic songs — including the anthemic "Volcano Girls" and the brooding "Shutterbug" — and a knack for thinking up bizarrely memorable videos. The band lost Gordon as a member in 1998 and slipped into obscurity after that. But as of 2013, the original Salt lineup is back and armed with brand new material (like excellent recent single "The Museum of Broken Relationships") that should please old and new fans alike. Catch 'em if you can.

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