The Goodwill / Count The Stars / Motion City Soundtrack

The Goodwill/Count The Stars/Motion City Soundtrack: live in New York Citylive in New York City (2003)
Negative Progression Records

Reviewer Rating: 4

Contributed by: IlikeMusicIlikeMusic
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This show was a afternoon show at The Continental in New York City, which has all ages show almost every sunday and they are alot of fun, this one was no different. When me and a few of my friends got to the venue there wasnt a big line at all. But still many people felt compelled to ask if t.

This show was a afternoon show at The Continental in New York City, which has all ages show almost every sunday and they are alot of fun, this one was no different.

When me and a few of my friends got to the venue there wasnt a big line at all. But still many people felt compelled to ask if the show had been sold out yet, one person getting there laughed and said no dont worry you will get in. Once inside the venue I walked closer to the stage as I waited fot the first band to come on.

The first band on was Bayside, who are a band from Long Island. They just recently also signed a record label with Victory Records too I believe. I didnt come to see them and never really listened to them before the show, and I dont think I will ever listen to them after the show. It was evident no one was really there to see them. They had little energy when they preformed and didnt sound too great.

Next up was Junction 18, which personally I went to see. Although they took awhile to set up they played a good set. They played stuff such as, Sweet Steps, Granite Street Knife Fight, Turnabout, and Dakota. They also played some new stuff that is going to be on their new split acoustic album. They played a good long set that was alot of fun to hear.

After them Motion City Soundtrack came on. Wow. They were really good, before the show I didnt hear alot of their stuff other than Dont Call it a Comeback. But they were really good. Even though I went to see Junction 18, they had the best set.

Then Count The Stars came on. I dont like them, at all, I find their music to be very popish. So I didnt really listen to their set to much at all. Although it seemed that all the little girls in the front knew every word to every song they sang and wouldnt let the band get off the stage after their set. But during their set I did get to meet Adam Lazzara who came to the show and that was really cool. For those of you that dont already know, Adam Lazzara is from the band Taking Back Sunday. I did ask him about the bands current situation and he would only say that there working on replacing one member from the band, who he is, is anyones guess.

Last was The Goodwill, which is another band from Long Island, specifically Huntington. And they are a pretty good band. They started out with Let It Go. Which is a very good song, but after that song the singers voice died. He had a bad cold obviously and you could barely hear him, and so they ended the show alittle early.

The show was really good, but on my way back to penn station to catch a 7:14 train I fell on my face. G-d damn shoes with no traction haha. And my friends and I missed the train.


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fallingtopieces (June 5, 2003)

you shouldnt be submitting a review of show if it was just an afterthought. but this is all just my opinion, i guess im a sucker for professional journalism or something or maybe i just have too much time on my hands . . .

FortyMinutesWest (June 4, 2003)

But what if they didn't set out to review the show and they just thought of it afterwards. I don't know about how missing a certain band counts towards a show review. Anyway, this is why I don't review shows.

fallingtopieces (June 3, 2003)

Yes a band may suck and you may have seen them before, but what if (for some particular reason) they rip shit up this one time. Its not fair to just pass them off based on previous experiences. For me, a concert review is for the that nights concert you went to, not the one or two you went to before as well.
Both of you have valid points as far as a casual observer, but for someone who is there to critically analyze the show, you need to give it more attention, especially if youre going to report this information to a group of people.

IlikeMusic (June 2, 2003)

id like to say that this is a big respones to my review and to those people who posted negatively well you all just suck.

Anonymous (June 2, 2003)

It's pretty easy to tell if a band sucks after 2 or 3 songs. I don't know about this whole ..."you have to watch the whole set to judge" mentality.

FortyMinutesWest (June 2, 2003)

Fallingtopieces, I see the point you're trying to make, but what if they've seen the band play live before? It's not an unfair statement to say a band sucks after seeing them live and hearing them on record. Trust me, I've walked out on plenty of bands. Even if they haven't seen the band live or heard them on record, it's perfectly ok for someone to walk out on or write off a band who's stinking up the place.

Anonymous (June 2, 2003)

umm like 30 percent of punk rock fans are jews..just ask fat mike haha

Anonymous (June 2, 2003)

When will you fucking assholes understand Bayside?!?! THEY ARE TOO GOOD FOR YOU ALL

fallingtopieces (June 2, 2003)

I didnt say it was wrong to say a band sucks, I said it was wrong to not even listen to the bands entire set and then say they suck. As with anything that is being judged, your full attention must be given to it in order to create a fair evaluation of it. I'll go back to my example of an essay being graded by a teacher. If you were to write a 4 page essay and the teacher only read 2 of those pages and then grade it, you wouldnt recieve a fair grade. Only once the paper has been fully read is it able to be given a fair grade.
I know its not my site and that this is a free service, but i was simply giving my two cents. I have withheld these thoughts of mine for awhile and i just needed to get them out.

Anonymous (June 2, 2003)

You don't own this shit motha fucka. Sit down.

FortyMinutesWest (June 2, 2003)

You people bitch too much. Adding a little backstory to a live review just makes sense. Aside from that, saying a band sucks is just as much a part of a review as saying a band is good.

Anonymous (June 1, 2003)

I agree...I'm sick of hearing everything that led up to someone going to the show, what their best friend said to them during the whole show, and then some statement about how such and such a band sucks, so we left early or went to the bathroom for the whole set and shit like that. Whatever happened to going to a show to hear every band? Even if I don't like a band I still listen becauuse listening is what earns you the right to say "I didn't like their sound" or "I think they suck". I could bitch for hours...but I won't.

fallingtopieces (June 1, 2003)

Ok im not usually one to bitch, but i really cant take it anymore. First of all, why does everyone feel the need to tell us the whole story of them getting to the venue of the show. Its not necessary and if you are going to tell us how you got there, why not include what you ate for dinner before the show as well. Also, you really shouldnt write a review for a show if you didnt listen to the whole thing. You cant ignore one or two bands, what if your teacher didnt read two pages of a an essay you wrote, you wouldnt receive a fair grade, same goes for a show review. Sorry to all those who had to read through my bitching. I just needed to vent i guess.

Anonymous (May 31, 2003)

Who cares if you're jewish. Hey everyone who drives a car aim me @ Imadumbjew

inagreendase (May 31, 2003)

hey buddy bayside and goodwill are significantly different. bayside's lyrics are loaded with the nu-mild violence clich├ęs that everyone loves nowadays, their vocals are terrible and are gonna need some loaded production on their victory full-length. goodwill play some consistently uptempo, catchy stuff and the vocals are different but not horrendous.

Anonymous (May 31, 2003)

bayside does'nt sound good but the goodwill is a good band? take your head out of your ass before reviewing something idiot.

Anonymous (May 31, 2003)

I didn't want to go to work on that day but then I saw this was the only concert playing on Sunday. I gladly chose to do overtime.


FortyMinutesWest (May 30, 2003)

"FortyMinutesWest- You like Tim Armstrong...you have no room to talk douche-bag."

I hate Rancid and Tim Armstrong, you obviously have no clue what you're talking about.

Anonymous (May 30, 2003)

Im jewish too! I had no idea there were other jews on this site aim me ltjrxbfan24.

inagreendase (May 30, 2003)

you are so cool. you spelled god without the o. i always have to do that when capitalizing the word because i feel its my jewish obligation even tho i'm reform. i salute you, i never see that done in non-religious mediums

Anonymous (May 30, 2003)

FortyMinutesWest- You like Tim Armstrong...you have no room to talk douche-bag.

Anonymous (May 30, 2003)

I'd rather be stuck in a tornado than this shit-storm.

Anonymous (May 30, 2003)

hahah, matt's an idiot, yea, he did fall on his face, and it was hilarious!

FortyMinutesWest (May 30, 2003)

You saw Count the Stars live and you didn't stab them with a rusty hanger? Tsk tsk

Anonymous (May 30, 2003)

Somehow I really felt like this review told me nothing at all...Total lack of details...

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