Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Dog Party, Pity Party @ Soda Bar, San Diego

It was party night at San Diego’s Soda Bar! Reaching the penultimate stop of a tour that saw these three bands go from the Rocky Mountains, through the American Midwest, to the Southwestern deserts, and back to California over a two week period, Bad Cop/Bad Cop were in top form, belting out hits from their two Fat Wreck Chords LPs. The two “party” bands did their part to keep things lively, too. Sacramento, California’s Dog Party played their brand of two-piece pop punk, and the Bay Area’s Pity Party played an amazing set of what they call “bummer punk.”

By Paul Silver