Bottom of the Hill
Their new single, "My Love Will Follow Me," drops this month on Wild World, and they will definitely crank up the volume when they join kindred West Coast soul Best Coast (Bethany Cosentino) and the Bananas on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 9 p.m., $10; www.bottomofthehill.com.
Can't three women just rock out, please? That might be what Vivian Girls Cassie, Katy, and Ali are thinking after three years of music press scrutiny debating their sound and band lineage. They're typically compared to British twee pop groups Shop Assistants and Talulah Gosh, or American girl groups like the Ronettes or Shangri-Las. But raw power mixed with fun and romance is their essence, and their fuzzy, two-minute ditties are a middle finger to commercial radio's slick pop.