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Meat Locker 7.10.09

Trees Above Mandalay

Trees Above Mandalay band

Trees Above Mandalay pop group live

Trees Above Mandalay took some time off from recording to headline a sold out Meat Locker show. The band played a set full of songs off their Palace E.P.. The overall intensity of their set was at a 10, the crowd was definitely feeding off their energy and vice versa. Considering, Trees are about to release three new songs, I can't help, but get the feeling with their over the top live show and 3 great new songs that they will be out growing these size venues very soon.

Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park pop-punk band live in Montclair

Washington Square Park frontman Max Rauch

Washington Square Park is a band reminiscent of everything pop punk used to stand for, being loud, pissed off and having a great time. Max Rauch's lyrics come off as more honest than the over polished, over auto tuned bands he shares the genre with, mostly because you can tell they actually come from real situations. Also, just because WSP focuses more on the punk than the pop doesn't mean their songs aren't filled with hooks that are almost impossible to get out of your head. A great example of this is "These Last Three Months," which you can check out at MS.


The Take

The Take band

The Take in Montclair

The Take are a band that truly embraces a new sound. It's hard to break down exactly what they sound like and who influences them, but the one thing for sure is that if you are a fan of rock, this is a band you want to give a listen too. TT's set was extremely tight, which is a especially impressive considering all of their intricate parts. Everyone should check out "All Up To You."

Reader Comments (7)

this show was badass

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoe

I smoke Trees

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterM.

cool pics

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbrian

Meat Cocker

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjljkj

<3 all of these bands

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Nick Lafalce is HOT!

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter.

I love max rauch

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

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