Teach Me Equals, Electric Healing Sound, Of Ennui, Polux @ Tower Bar, San Diego

San Diego’s Tower Bar is usually host to punk, pop punk, and metal acts. But on this night, the eclectic and experimental were on offer. Olympia, Washington’s Teach Me Equals was just off a Southwestern USA tour and on their way home and was added to this bill only about a week before it happened. The duo’s unorthodox use of cello, guitar, and a mass of electronics yields a unique sound that has to be heard. Locals Healing Electric Sound provided the raucous garage sound for the night, and locals Of Ennui and Polux gave us some beautiful dream pop.

By Paul Silver