PICS: Algiers at Soda Bar

Atlanta-based experimental rock outfit Algiers shook Soda Bar to its core when they headlined on Sunday, Oct. 1. Blood Ponies opened.

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Algiers is fronted by vocalist/guitarist Franklin James Fisher.
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Drummer Candice Renee is half of Blood Ponies.
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Classifying Algiers doesn't really do them justice.
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Their blend of blues, soul and post-punk elements often defies genre.
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While they all grew up playing music together in Atlanta, they technically formed in London.
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That might account for some of their cross-continental sound.
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Their band name is important because of its historical connotations.
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The name evokes the anti-colonial struggle.
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Drummer Matt Tong is formerly of Bloc Party.
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Jeffrey Cesare is the other half of Blood Ponies, who opened the night.
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The duo plays good, old-fashioned post-punk.
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They are one of San Diego's darker up-and-coming bands.
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But they are no strangers to the music scene.
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We look forward to seeing what they do next!
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