The Austin 100: PONY The dream of the '90s is alive in PONY, whose sweetly charismatic power-pop/grunge hybrids roll along on the darkly cheerful continuum connecting Veruca Salt and Charly Bliss.
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The Austin 100: PONY

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PONY.

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Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Genre: Rock

Why We're Excited: The dream of the '90s is alive in PONY, whose sweetly charismatic power-pop/grunge hybrids roll along on the darkly cheerful continuum connecting Veruca Salt and Charly Bliss. Singer Sam Bielanski describes PONY — in both sound and overall aesthetic — as "the band that would play on a high-school roof at the end of a '90s teen movie," and damned if she doesn't get it exactly right.

Listen to PONY's "I Don't Know"