Teenage Bottlerocket, The Mr. T Experience, Nobodys @ Soda Bar, San Diego

Pop punk came to San Diego in full force on a recent Friday night, when three bands invaded the Soda Bar. Teenage Bottle Rocket came for their first local show since the untimely death of drummer Brandon Carlisle a year and a half ago. The Mr. T Experience is continuing their pattern of short localised tours since the release of their first new album in over a decade. And the same was true for Colorado’s Nobodys, a band active in the latter half of the 1990s that’s back with new material and a new record.

By Paul Silver