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Live Photos: Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects at Soda Bar, August 5, 2011

Photos by Chris Maroulakos

On Friday, the veterans of Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects assembled at Soda Bar to show the crowd how it’s done. The band is comprised of an impressive lineup of San Diego ringers, whose other projects reportedly* include Black Heart Procession, Bartenders Bible, Goodbye Blue Monday, Lumps, The Album Leaf, The Hot Moon, Regressions, Ugly Casanova, Three Mile Pilot, Lady Dottie and the Diamonds, Canaveral, Manuok, Sara Lov, Via Satellite, Milestone, John Meeks, Comfortable For You, MNML, Butch Wax Duo, and 7th Day Buskers. Fronted by Pall Jenkins, the supergroup played with a relaxed skill that conveyed its talent and experience. You can check out photos of the show below.

* = We’re way too lazy to confirm all of that. Continue reading…

Live Photos: Cults at Soda Bar, July 29, 2011

Photos by Chris Maroulakos

Indie-pop darlings Cults played to a sold-out crowd at Soda Bar on Friday. Following the tedious exercise in nepotism that was Guards‘ opening set, Cults were a sight for sore ears.

Madeline Follin’s voice soared with ease over the girl group-inspired instrumentation as she lent her signature wail to songs like “Abducted,” “Rave On,” and the hit “Go Outside.” Guitarist Brian Oblivion and the backing band sprinkled just the right amount of 60s-pop sugar on the songs, and though the specter of Spector loomed large over the proceedings, they tackled the material with enough carefree energy to make it their own.

Cults might not have broken any new ground with their brief set, but when you’ve got songs that catchy, you don’t need to. Check out the photos…