Saturday To-Do: Motion City Soundtrack | Rock Candy

Friday, November 1, 2013

Saturday To-Do: Motion City Soundtrack

Posted By on Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 8:56 AM


Motion City Soundtrack plays Juanita's Saturday.
  • Motion City Soundtrack plays Juanita's Saturday.

MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK
Juanita's. 8 p.m. $18 adv., $20 day of.


By this point, pop-punkers Motion City Soundtrack are veterans of the scene, having long since made the transition from basement shows and indie labels to signing to Epitaph and opening for the likes of Blink-182.

The four full-lengths the band has released over the last decade have all been critically well received, earning nods for a catchy punk buzz infused with wry lyrical observations and a grasp of pop songcraft. Critic Corey Apar wrote for Allmusic that the band's "My Dinosaur Life" "may already be the most perfect pop-punk record of 2010 — emphasis on the pop. This is the album that Weezer could have created if they hadn't decided uninteresting frat boy pop/rock was the best way to play out the 2000s."

The band's latest, last year's "Go," was largely seen as a turn toward more contemplative and somber subject matter. Opening the show are Christian pop-punk mainstays Relient K and Austin indie-pop outfit Driver Friendly.

Tags: , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Robert Bell

  • The legacy of Clunk

    On the lasting ripple effect of Chris Selby's Clunk Music Hall.
    • Jan 5, 2017
  • A Q&A with Pallbearer

    Little Rock’s leading harbingers of doom return with a new album, “Foundations of Burden.”
    • Aug 21, 2014
  • Thursday To-Do: KEN mode

    You've got to figure that a band from frozen-ass Winnipeg is just gonna be way gnarlier and tougher than a band from some sun-kissed tropical clime where people wear tank tops and flip-flops year-round.
    • Feb 6, 2014
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation