Chicago outfit Veruca Salt, whose name references the unforgettably petulant Charlie and the Chocolate Factory character of the same name, had a batch of mid-'90s hits behind the insistent Hole-esque snarl-and-shred of guitarist-singers Nina Gordon and Louise Post. Opener Charly Bliss combine pop sensibility and distorted instrumentals into a medley they dub "bubblegrunge."
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