Motion City Soundtrack talks movies or: See Eric Live!

by Eric Melin on September 15, 2008

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This is the coolest news of the week. Our old touring buddies from the Ultimate Fakebook days have invited my new band, The Dead Girls, to play two shows at the last minute on their current U.S. tour. Motion City Soundtrack¬†are on tour now supporting their new record, “Even If It Kills Me,” and we’ll be lucky enough to rock the socks off of their audiences in at The Blue Note in Columbia, MO and Liberty Hall in Lawrence, KS this Thursday and Friday night, respectively.

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How cool are the Motion City guys? Here’s evidence right here from three years ago when we first starting interviewing touring bands about their favorite movies, what they were seeing on the road, etc. They were coming through town on the “Commit This to Memory” tour, playing at The Granada Theater, and I caught up with them for a quick interview. There’s also some great live footage here. Ironically, the guy who edited this piece is Bill McShane, Ultimate Fakebook’s lead singer!

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Nick, UFB’s bassist, is in The Dead Girls with me, so this is pretty cool for us. If you are anywhere near Kansas or Missouri and are a fan of upbeat, catchy rock with hooks that’ll leave you on the floor, you should try to make one of these shows. Until then, enjoy this encore presentation of the MCS interview from 2005.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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1 Josh September 15, 2008 at 8:20 am

totally kickass! i love these guys. and you know, i have never seen them live. so, maybe now is the perfect opportunity, because i have been meaning to see “the dead girls” for a while now too. that is if it’s not sold out by now. either way, congrats, big show.

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2 Josh September 15, 2008 at 8:20 am

totally kickass! i love these guys. and you know, i have never seen them live. so, maybe now is the perfect opportunity, because i have been meaning to see “the dead girls” for a while now too. that is if it’s not sold out by now. either way, congrats, big show.

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3 Rachelle September 15, 2008 at 9:30 pm

I think the last time I saw Motion City was at the last UFB show :( Speaking of UFB, I was at a Butch Walker (of the Marvelous 3) show in NYC when I was telling some guy that I was from Kansas. He said the only things he knew about Kansas were Manhattan and Ultimate Fakebook. To make things better, I was wearing a UFB shirt that night and we became good friends. A few years later at a Butch show in Asbury Park, NJ I heard a group of kids talking behind me about the best power trios, and one of them said Ultimate Fakebook. I shockingly turned around and gave a high-five to the stranger.

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4 Rachelle September 15, 2008 at 9:30 pm

I think the last time I saw Motion City was at the last UFB show :( Speaking of UFB, I was at a Butch Walker (of the Marvelous 3) show in NYC when I was telling some guy that I was from Kansas. He said the only things he knew about Kansas were Manhattan and Ultimate Fakebook. To make things better, I was wearing a UFB shirt that night and we became good friends. A few years later at a Butch show in Asbury Park, NJ I heard a group of kids talking behind me about the best power trios, and one of them said Ultimate Fakebook. I shockingly turned around and gave a high-five to the stranger.

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5 Eric Melin September 15, 2008 at 9:49 pm

Stories like that warm my cockles, Rachelle. That’s awesome. The last time I saw Butch Walker was on CBS’ “Rockstar: Supernova.” That’s pretty cool that he remembered UFB after only one big outdoor show in KC we shared the stage on ten years ago!

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6 Eric Melin September 15, 2008 at 9:49 pm

Stories like that warm my cockles, Rachelle. That’s awesome. The last time I saw Butch Walker was on CBS’ “Rockstar: Supernova.” That’s pretty cool that he remembered UFB after only one big outdoor show in KC we shared the stage on ten years ago!

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