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Friday
Oct012010

The Temper Trap @ Wellmont Theatre 10.30.10

Temper Trap live

Temper Trap 2010

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It finally happened. After attending close to two-hundred shows in the past two years I finally witnessed a band butcher the name of the city they were in. Hearing singer, Dougy Mandagi ask "What's up Clairmont?" wasn't quite as big of a mishap as I'd image a band saying the name of a different city, but pretty entertaining nonetheless. Either way when the group jumped into one of their albums stand out tracks, "Fadar" shortly after, all was well. The Wellmont Theatre always has good sound, but The Temper Trap seemed to really bring that out, the group's array of instruments allowed them to reach an even fuller sound than on their well producer record.

The Australian quintet have had a crazy year, very rarely will you see a band become as instantly large off a debut as The Temper Trap have. Even though compared to most other Wellmont Theatre shows, last night's crowd was smaller than usual, it is extremely impressive that a new band from thousands of miles away can draw a crowd as big as they did in the suburbs of NJ. Tonight the group will play to a much larger audience at their sold-out Terminal 5 show. If you missed it, the group recently performed on Jimmy Fallon. Be sure to pick up their impressive debut Conditionsat retailers now.

Reader Comments (7)

Clairmont eh? I like it.
October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreg
this is that band that was in 500 Days of Summer right?
October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Chips
I've seen plenty of touring bands say "hello New York City" while playing at Maxwell's.
October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim Testa
na, this was the band that was in a bunch of commercials.. oh wait they were in both
October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdrew
yea, but I'm sure most of the people at Maxwell's were from NYC.
October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbeebs
Conditions is a sick record and considering no one from the show was probably even from Montclair, I don't think it really matters.
October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertitus
ahhhh, I see what he did. MontCLAIR WellMONT. He must be big on the second halves of words.
October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJ.

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