Friday night I saw Motion City Soundtrack on the second leg of their Commit This To Memory 10 year anniversary tour with The Spill Canvas and Sorority Noise. Sorority Noise kicked the night off at The Space. They’re a band I’ve seen a lot over the past year and they’ve matured so much during this time, especially after the release of their sophomore album, Joy, Departed this summer. Before playing “Using,” singer Cam Boucher opened up about his struggles with depression and the seriousness of the illness, which is a theme that comes up frequently in their music. After playing a mix of songs from their discography, they closed with one of their heavier songs, “Your Soft Blood.” For as good as Sorority Noise sounds recorded, they’re even better live.
Next up was The Spill Canvas. With a mostly older crowd, many people in attendance have probably been fans of the The Spill Canvas for years and sang along to every song. They sounded fantastic as they played songs from throughout their career before ending with two of their most popular songs, “All Over You” and “The Tide.” After wrapping up this tour, The Spill Canvas will be doing their own 10-year anniversary tour for One Fell Swoop, so make sure to catch them on that as well!
Motion City Soundtrack came out to heavy applause and screams and got right into playing Commit This to Memory in its entirety. Fans were nostalgic as they danced and sang along to old favorites like “Everything Is Alright” and “L.G. FUAD.” Motion City Soundtrack is one of those bands that sound almost the same live as they do recorded and they always sound so good. As if this whole album wasn’t enough though, the band came back out to play some newer songs too. They ended with “The Future Freaks Me Out” before coming back out for “My Favorite Accident” capping off a great night of music!