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Cheap Chick

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The best kept secret in music


"Cheap Chick: They Want You to Want Them"

I’m a guy from the Midwest who loves Cheap Trick. Nothing makes my Chicago-born and bred musical heart thumb harder than hearing the opening onslaught of Rockford’s greatest band doing their "Ladies and Gentleman, are you ready to rock!" pomp pop rock circumstance.

Pamita of the Neptunas came up with a wicked gender twist on what could have just been another experiment in tribute band blandness. But, instead the Chick pounded out a pleasing powerhouse preview at the Garage on the final humid-as-Hades Saturday night of August. It started the Labor Day weekend with a memorable performance that surely languished in my hangover until Monday.

"Come on, Come On" whet the appetite of the teased crowd, who instead of getting the hits got the B-sides with some more obscure cuts. On "Southern Girls," the gals really got cooking, pulling out all the stops and just running with it.

The performance was fierce; a pleasing mix between old classic rock kitsch and tribute band swagger, pulled off flawlessly with both their costumes and their sneering "we love this music" attitude.
- Campus Circle

"Thanksgiving on Ice"

The highly anticipated Vegas debut of all-girl Cheap Trick tribute band Cheap Chick rounded out the night. To paraphrase a wise man ("Fast Times at Ridgemont High's" rock connoisseur Damone), we won't soon forget the magnetism of Robbin' Zander or the charisma of Riff Nielsen. The ladies captured the spirit and fun of 1970s rock 'n' roll.

Full text here: - Las Vegas Weekly

"Scoring the Clubs"

What makes Cal Jam III different than your usual night at a Valley metal bar, though, is Cheap Chick, the "estrogen-loaded" all-femme homage to Rick Nielsen and crew. Not simply anonymous careerist look-alikes, Cheap Chick are loaded with their own celebrity ringers who infuse Nielsen's tunes with their own sweetly beguiling vocals, turning mere imitation into a delightful interpretation. - L.A. Weekly

"Chicks with Picks" - The Wave Magazine

"Cover Girls: Four Women, One Power-Pop Band from the '70s, and the Booming Tribute Band Scene" - Los Angeles Magazine

"These Girls Rock" - Orange County Register

"They Just Fake it to the Limit" - Los Angeles Times

"The Lady's Got Big Balls" - L.A. Alternative Press

"Out & About: They Want You to Want Them" - The Salt Lake Tribune

"Microscope: Cheap Chick: They Want You to Want Them" - Las Vegas Weekly


I Want You to Want Me/Surrender - Single

Auf Weidersehen - Hey It's a Teenacide Pajama Party

Lookout - Dream Tonight: A Tribute to Cheap Trick

He's a Whore - AMCT Volume 5 - Cheap Trick Tribute


Feeling a bit camera shy


There is something intriguing about Cheap Chick that places them on the map somewhere far outside the confines of the cover band ghetto. You could file them under the usual classifications - Cheap Trick fans, all-girl group, tribute act. However, you’ll find those simple generalizations don’t factor in the ingredients that make this foursome the tastiest confection playing the concert circuit today.

What makes Cheap Chick such a delectable treat? Well, for starters, try their pedigree. These four women come from fairly successful careers in four completely different genres on the LA music scene. Pam Cheatersson’s (Pamita Neptuna/Pamela Moore) other life before Cheap Chick was consumed with singing and slinging bass for surf and garage vixens, the Neptunas, Chick Nielsen (Robin Beacham) played scorching leads for XOX, Velvet Hammer and the Majenta Jets before laying down the Rick Nielsen licks, Bunni Carlos (Judy Cocuzza/Judy Molish) was the big beat basher behind the drum kit for rock viragos, Betty Blowtorch and Robbin’ Zander (Kristi Callan) was the underground pop chanteuse and guitarist behind Wednesday Week.