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Here in Indianapolis, Journeys put on a free show and the headliner was Marianas Trench. I was familiar with them so I decided to go and see the show. I didn't know what to expect exactly, but at the completion of the show I was very pleased with what I heard. I had never really heard their work so the first listen appeal was definitely there and I walked away a fan. I was also interested in the custom guitars that the singer was playing :).
While watching them I heard a definite pop sound, but I also heard a guitar driven pop rock. At times they backed it way off into more of an emo feel...with Beach Boy like harmonies. One of the hardest things for any band to pull off is trying to garner interest in songs that no one has heard before but I was into it...even the legends have issues with unheard songs. Marianas Trench however had a solid fan base established in Indianapolis and while everyone knew the songs and sang, I heard songs I had never heard before but was entertained completely by the quality of the songs and the showmanship.