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Von Iva, Beta Male
Radio Radio, 9 p.m., $6, 21+
1119 E. Prospect St.,
Barfly Wayne sure likes the girls of Von Iva - flip to this week's column if you happen to be reading out of sequence. And he's got good reason: Their synth-pop sound is infectious and out-of-the-box dance-ready, with a strong riot grrl influence (Le Tigre especially) and more than a bit of soul (Detroit Cobras with keyboards). If we were matching up wines with the main course, locals Beta Male would go perfectly - their sound is a little more bassy and thumping than Von Iva, but both bands have plenty to say about sexual liberation, or sex and libations. -SS