By Jackie Cular
Benjamin Davis and Jake Bonta, better known as Bad Veins, has graced the rarified air of ABC News, USA Today, as well as the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival where they were presented with the first-ever Target Music Maker Award. They won the $10,000 cash prize. Their most recent release, 2012’s The Mess We’ve Made, helped them share stages with Thrice, Two Door Cinema Club, and As Tall As Lions—just to name a few. This Ohio duo has been dubbed “overlooked” and underestimated, but had no trouble describing their own sound (and their own ink) at the South by Southwest music festival.