Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Band and Video You've Just Got To See

Nearly a year ago we saw these guys open for Katy Perry (of all performers) at the 9:30 Club here in DC and when we caught up lead singers Ran (yup) and Ricky Jackson (they're twins) they promised us they would be back... well, we waited and waited... no news. Finally we MySpace messaged them and they told us things had not gone exactly according to plan, but to be patient.

We have been and they have a new album to be released this spring. They posted their first single, "Rogue Machine" up on their MySpace. If its any indication of how the new record will sound, we think the music world is in for something special.

Check out the tastefully done video here:

Rogue Machine (Don't Say That You Want Me) from The Daylights on Vimeo.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Motion City Soundtrack on request

photos and article by Amy Willard

As an anxious sold out crowd packed in towards the barricade of the Recher Theater in Towson Md, “Walk the Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) began echoing through the venue. A fitting intro track for a band that just released its fourth studio album, My Dinosaur Life. The music continued to fill the room while a familiar mop of tousled hair, and thick specks approached the stage.

With his arms raised, Justin Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack acknowledged the already buzzing atmosphere and opened the hour long set with “Worker Bee,” a tone setting song for a new year, and a new headlining tour for this Minnesota based band.

Not shying away from classic hits, the set featured loyal fan favorites: “The Future Freaks Me Out,” “My Favorite Accident,” and “Even If It Kills Me.” In a twist of events, an testament to the raw talent of Motion City Soundtrack, the band accepted the crowd request for I Am The Movie track, “Red Dress.”

Pierre apologized prior to the opening lines, and scrambled to get the rifts in order for this “out-of-practice” stint; although not a perfect rendition, it still left fans pumped and impressed. Motion City Soundtrack continued on with the set list until minor technical difficulties required the assistance of a stage hand to re-equip the lead singer’s monitor.

After an hour of non-stop energy pulsating through the Recher, Motion City Soundtrack’s headline came to a close with “LG FUAD” and followed up with an encore of their recent single, “Disappear.”

You can catch Motion City Soundtrack on tour through April, and is slated to play the Bamboozle Festival in NJ in May. Be sure to pick up your copy of My Dinosaur Life available now.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Second Night Added!

Jack's Mannequin will be playing 2 nights at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC. Tickets available at

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I'll be back tomorrow

... I'll be back in the ballroom swinging. ("Capital H" Motion City Soundtrack)

We sincerely apologize for the lack of updates on Barricade Buzz in the last month or two. Unfortunately there are moments in time where one's hobby, and really a passion, must take a pause, and real life becomes of utter importance. With that said, we're back, and looking forward to a great 2010.

Last night we caught Motion City Soundtrack headlining a sold out crowd at the Recher Theater. He's a quick look:
photo by Amy Willard

Motion City Soundtrack