When Garbage met Screaming Females, it was love at first sound check. Generations in rock separate them-Garbage embarked on a seven-year hiatus the year before Screaming Females even picked out a name for themselves in 2005--but their penchant for hard noise, a kindred fondness for Patti Smith and the seismic vocal chemistry between lead singers Shirley Manson and Marissa Paternoster laid the foundation for creative kismet when the alt-rock stalwarts brought the indie/punk upstarts along on their comeback tour last fall.

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