Written and Photographed by Angel Park
Acclaimed Los Angeles indie-pop group MUNA and pop-punk trio Meet Me @ The Altar played a sold-out show at the Filmore last week as part of the first leg of their highly anticipated North American tour.
Their devoted fans gathered from all across the city to experience their live show; the energy in the room started strong for Meet Me @ The Altar, or MM@TA for short.
Formed in 2015, MM@TA members initially began collaborating remotely from different states before finally banding together for their first tour in 2018. They have become known for their live shows and energetic music, and their set that night included many tracks from their most recent EP, “Say It (To My Face).” Notable standouts from their performance included “King of Everything,” “Beyond My Control,” “Give it Up,” and “Garden.”
Finally, following Meet Me @ The Altar’s final song was MUNA. The group was formed in 2013 by three friends, Katie Gavin, Naomi McPherson, and Josette Maskin. The trio met while they were all attending the University of Southern California. Their most recent self-titled album marked their first release as independent artists since their departure from RCA records. It met with critical acclaim once it became available to listeners across the country.
MUNA’s live performance left the audience in awe that evening because their powerful vocals and synchronized choreography perfectly matched their music fantastic. Greeting their gleefully screaming audience, the trio kicked off their set with their single “What I Want,” followed by “Number One Fan,” “Solid,” and many other fan favorites. There wasn’t a person in the crowd who wasn’t singing along to every song’s lyrics. Their performance left everyone with a smile.
MUNA and Meet Me @ The Altar are still on tour until the end of the month, then they will be touring the UK in November.
Meet Me @ The Alter