Miley Cyrus Core

Life is good when you’re a skinny hipster in a poppy, two-man indie-rock group.

For an example, check out Bad Veins’ Benjamin Davis and Sebastien Schultz, a Cincinnati-based duo whose catchier-than-thou sound falls stylishly between The Killers and The Strokes, thus securing its destiny to become (what should probably be an oxymoron) “Top 40 indie rock.” We predict it won’t be long until Bad Veins is featured on the Gossip Girl soundtrack or one of its members is photographed making out with Miley Cyrus.

Mon., Aug. 31, 8 p.m., 2009