Chris DeLine

Cedar Rapids, IA

The Meligrove Band

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Mississauga’s Meligrove Band started up roughly eight years ago in a scene described by drummer Darcy Rego as “if you played shows in Mississauga you were playing in a lineup of 1,000 shitty pop-punk bands playing covers.” Coincidentally Billy Talent emerged from the scene and found fame instead of The Meligrove Band. I’ve never understood what power pop is, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that The Meligrove Band aren’t power pop. They are however a solid rock band, merely lacking the harsh, abrasive edges that seems so abundant in modern rock today. You are who you associate with? Playing shows with Dinosaur Jr., The Mooney Suzuki, Sloan and Spoon might say something powerful to that regard. Check them out as they head through the SXSW Festival and head to Eastern Canada for some gigs (link).

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