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Motion City Soundtrack / JamisonParker

Motion City Soundtrack / JamisonParker: live in Chicagolive in Chicago (2003)
Epitaph Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: maverickScott
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It had been over a year since I had gotten to see Motion City Soundtrack. That's about 364 days too long, in my book. The boys from Minneapolis didn't let me down in their performance, but sadly their opening acts left something to be desired. First up were fellow Minnesotans Attention, featuri.


It had been over a year since I had gotten to see Motion City Soundtrack. That's about 364 days too long, in my book. The boys from Minneapolis didn't let me down in their performance, but sadly their opening acts left something to be desired.

First up were fellow Minnesotans Attention, featuring ex-members of The Stereo. Their stage presence was about as cardboard-cutout as one's could get, and their music didn't do much to overcome the hurdle of originality placed in front of them. Just another run-of-the-mill emotional pop punk band that isn't breaking any ground. I remember hearing this band's very first set of demos a few years ago and being super impressed; what happened?

Up next were Illinois residents The Red Hot Valentines. I've never liked them and this performance did nothing to sway me. More boring cheez-pop where every song sounds the same, literally - they're even all the same tempo! If I were my little sister I'd be all over this, but as it is I'll pass.

JamisonParker? More like ShittersonShitter. Moving on.

Motion City Soundtrack graced the Bottom Lounge's stage at around 9:30pm and jumped into high gear with "Cambridge" and "Shiver" off I Am The Movie. The band then proceeded to play every song off the album [out of order], minus "Mary Without Sound" and "1000 Paper Cranes." In those song's places we got the quintet's cover of the Police classic "Truth Hits Everybody" which will presumably be on the Militia Group's super hush-hush Police tribute record, and also a brand new song entitled "Hangman." The song showed immense potential and followed in the footsteps of the new songs like "Autograph & Apologies" and "Modern Chemistry" on the I Am The Movie re-release.

The venue was hot, the crowd was hotter, but the band was hottest. Motion City Soundtrack owned the stage from start to finish, leading singalong after singalong through their closing salvo of "The Future Freaks Me Out" and "My Favorite Accident." Not being so easily satiated, the crowd beckoned Justin Pierre and company back out for a well-deserved encore, which they did with aplomb.

After a year of waiting, Motion City Soundtrack once again proved to me that they are the real deal. Hopefully they can get some better support acts next time!

SET LIST [complete, but slightly out of order]
Cambridge
Shiver
Boombox Generation
Don't Call It A Comeback
Modern Chemistry
Hangman [new song]
Truth Hits Everybody [Police cover]
Indoor Living
Autographs & Apologies
A-OK
Capital H
The Future Freaks Me Out
My Favorite Accident

ENCORE
Back To The Beat
Perfect Teeth
Throwdown

Picture courtesy of Lesa DiVenti

 

 
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Anonymous (December 16, 2003)

ok, street teamer we will download it ASAP!

Anonymous (December 15, 2003)

This score if for Motion City Soundtrack, biatches. One listen to their album and you'll be hooked. Just download The Future Freaks Me Out. I dare you.

Anonymous (December 15, 2003)

Maybe if you spelt "you're" correctly that wouldn't seem such a stupid fucking comment.

I still have no idea who the Motion City Soundtrack are.

DEATHB4DISCO (December 14, 2003)

"motion city is the new ska"

yea and ur the new retarted

Anonymous (December 13, 2003)

motion city is the new ska

Anonymous (December 12, 2003)

MCS seem like nice guys, it's a crying shame that "I am the movie" stiffed...

Anonymous (December 11, 2003)

worst fucking album review ever.

FortyMinutesWest (December 11, 2003)

The last thing the world needs is any version of The All American Rejects.

Anonymous (December 11, 2003)

MCS rocks but fuck LamisonParker. The last thing the world needs is a watered down version of the All American Rejects.

Anonymous (December 10, 2003)

i got something to say i killed your baby today and it doesn't matter much to me as long as it's dead well i got something to say i raped your mother today and it doesn't matter much to me as long as she spread

Anonymous (December 10, 2003)

hahahhha "shitty shitterson" ... priceless

inagreendase (December 10, 2003)

HOLY FUCK, one of the goofy bastards in J/P looks EXACTLY like Dave Foley. Yes, "Kids in the Hall" Dave Foley. Let ap.net's popup come up, and look on the right side. It's him! Then quickly exit before your speakers start spurting the diarrhea all over your desk.

Anonymous (December 10, 2003)

*slowly
-Motion

Anonymous (December 10, 2003)

Superdude -
Do you have a tongue stud? You should! What about a studded leather glove?
I recommended skillfully circling the anus with your tongue/stud!
Put on your studded leather glove!
Then, slow insert one finger at a time, into the anus, of course! until you have loosened things up.
Remember, lubrication is for wussies!
Then, ball your fist, and just punch really hard... the anus will give way, and you'll be in!
and THAT is how you fist a girl!!!

take care,

Motion City Soundtrack

ElVaquero (December 10, 2003)

when i said someone like snapcase, i meant snapcase. cause they covered it.

Anonymous (December 10, 2003)

ShittersonShitter hahahaha...

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

mary without a song is the best song on the album. what the fuck?

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

"didn't someone else cover truth hits everybody? someone like snapcase? yeah... leatherface covered message in a bottle and the exit covered the police' sound."

No Use For A Name did back in 1990.

superdude (December 9, 2003)

Dear Motion,

What's the best way to kiss a girl?

Thanks,
Superdude

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

didn't someone else cover truth hits everybody? someone like snapcase? yeah... leatherface covered message in a bottle and the exit covered the police' sound.

-el vaquero
leatherface is yummy

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

but calling it a sound as opposed to a song would be a typo.

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

To the guy a few below me, the name of the sound is "Mary Without Sound" - it's not a typo.

cactussac (December 9, 2003)

... two girls i know went to this show for free. i still haven't stopped giving them shit about it.

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

I'm doing this project for school on 'emo'.. and i need a really good attention getter...if anyone could please help me and tell me the emo song with the craziest intro bc im going to compare it with mates of state ...i would really appreciate it...the project is on the whole history of emo and i can't really think of the perfect song to start off with

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

maNy without sound. not maRy

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

these guys are from minnesota? so sad.

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

GayManSonPorker

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

I saw them in Grand Rapids and they owned live, way better than I thought they'd be. The opening acts sucked there too, JamisonParker, Mae, and Never Say Never...ugh

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

i'm seeing them in milwaukee in a couple days...can't wait

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

Motion City Soundtrack owned, but scenesters will be wondering how many points they get docked for being there.

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