Sid Broderius & The Emergency Exit, The Steadys @ Red Brontosaurus Records, San Diego

It was hot and steamy in the cramped confines of San Diego’s Red Brontosaurus Records. Yet more people than you would expect packed themselves into the tiny shop for an early Saturday evening of music. The Steadys, all the way from Japan and in the early stages of their US tour, played some amazing pop punk. Sid Broderius & The Emergency Exit were touring the West Coast with them from their hometown of Spokane, Washington. The bands each took their turn cramming themselves into the small area at the back of the shop to entertain the crowd.

By Paul Silver