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Motion City Soundtrack

Motion City Soundtrack

Motion City Soundtrack, A Rocket to the Moon, Sing It Loud, I Was Totally Destroying It 

When: Tue., April 27, 6 p.m. 2010
Price: $16.50-$19

If the unequivocally tuneful and romantically toiling pop-punk Midwesterners Motion City Soundtrack were chess pieces, they'd be a fleet of pawns, making the sort of music that's functional enough for steering-wheel sing-alongs but, in the end, doesn't stick around for very long. Indeed, for the last 10 years, the quintet's written increasingly polished and pedestrian lyrics that might as well be ripped from the pages of last year's diary—in 2005, they at least referenced Twin Peaks and chicken cordon bleu; but on last year's major label debut, My Dinosaur Life, they reverted to Veronica Mars, weed and Xbox. At least they could've riffed on the 360, right? It would be disingenuous to say that Motion City Soundtrack doesn't make competent, fun pop better than most of their contemporaries; it'd be hilarious to suggest that in 10 years anybody still cares. With A Rocket to The Moon, I Was Totally Destroying It and Sing It Loud. —Grayson Currin

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