After hearing the great tease that are Cults' three web-released songs, I was shaking in my sandals to see the live show. I refused to cyber-stalk the band and went in with the cleanest slate (and the highest hopes) possible. The band was seemingly right up my alley, 60's era sweetbeats infused with modern indie rock and hipster flavorings. I hate to hate, especially when it comes to the art of others, but I'm saying this. The performance was a bit like a pie taken out of the oven too early. It would be delicious if only it were ready. Cults has existed for less than a year, and it showed. I know we're excited, and I know we like these three songs. But perhaps three songs does not a ready band make. Trusting that they'll gain some roadside experience and churn out a full-length album, I am far from giving up on this band. There is nothing if not potential here. For now though, I think we all need to slow our roll and remember that great music doesn't happen overnight, as any of our friends who've been sleeping on couches and eating out of gas stations for 5 years will tell you. With a little time, and a little experience, I think we can expect great things from Cults. Till then, easy does it. This is Cults' first tour, which understandably means there will be kinks to work out. But I think if you're taking $10 from the good people of Chicago, you should give them an entertaining and professional show. Cults did not. Weak vocals from Madeline Follin were a true surprise given the degree of soulful energy she's able to deliver as her recorded self. In fact, the band itself was barely recognizable as the three free tracks creeping their way across the internet and begging the worldwide question, who are these guys?