The Meatlocker: Jean Pool Tour Kick Off Show (Recap)

By Sean McCall

The night is Wednesday, June 1, 2016.  All the hip and happenin’ punk rock kids from the area of Montclair and around it met up at The Meatlocker to have a little punk rock rager to celebrate the kick off of Jean Pool’s tour.

The show consisted of four bands from New Jersey.


ManDancing recently released their first record called Everyone Else.  It was released January 26, 2016, and it’s available via bandcamp for free with the option to donate.  Their music is very raw and relaxing.  A lot of their record is acoustic with soft and emotional vocals.

Connect with ManDancing

facebook | bandcamp






LKFFCT – New Jersey Indie Rock that tastes like Raw Sugar.  These guys are from Montclair, NJ, and they opened with the first song off of their most recent release from October of 2015, Cure-all.”  These guys put on a solid energetic and hype show, while still sounding very tight and together as a band. Their music gives me a very positive alternative punk vibe with catchy hooks and solid harmonies.

Connect with LKFFCT

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Use Big Words

Use Big Words - Indie rock for listeners from all corners of existence.  Non-GMO, organic, vegan, greek, soy, cage-free music from Dover, New Jersey.  Use Big words consists of 3 members, with their drummer, Ray, as their vocalist.  These guys are a bit mathier than some other bands around here, and they will still rock your socks off.  Their music is mathy, tappy, upbeat, and full of hooks.

Connect with Use Big Words

facebook | twitter | soundcloud | youtube | bandcamp



Jean Pool

Jean Pool - Alternative/Indie/Psychedelic/Punk/Love from Jefferson, NJ.  Alternative universe indie power rock jams with punk and blues rooted influence ready to party with rock jams of the new millennium. Their first release from November of 2015, WET, is available for free via bandcamp with the option to donate.  This was Jean Pool’s first show of their tour.  You can catch them on tour referencing their flyer below.  Click the flyer to be linked to their facebook post about it!

Connect with Jean Pool:

facebook | bandcamp


About the Writer

Sean McCall is a Music Business Technology Major studying at Rowan University with a Minor in Theatre.  He has been attending shows and events since he was in middle school and has had his own band he’s been involved in for about 7 years called Breaking Tradition.  He has been actively involved in the music scene since he was young and holds an overall passion for all types of music.  He has an ear for music and tries to pick up as many instruments as he can.  Sean has sung in multiple competitive honor choirs throughout the country, ranging from All-State Honor Choir to as far as All-National Honor Choir, and plans to take off in the Music Industry in as many ways possible.  Sean also recently helped book a show in Glassboro with his friends, Alex LaVallee and Alex Bradley, and plans to book many more independent shows in the near future.  With a passion for music, bands, and the overall scene, he is adding music journalism to his resumé to contribute even further into this talented area we call home.