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.