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December 10, 2011
Next week's Popsickle Fest has been canceled, according to the Popsickle Twitter page. Refunds are available at point-of-purchase.

And you can now purchase the Minnesota Beatle Project in CD, MP3, and Vinyl formats, featuring MCS covering the song "Here Comes The Sun". To listen to the song head over to MCS's Tumblr page.
Posted December 10, 2011 1:28 pm EST

November 27, 2011
Since I haven't posted any news in a while, here is a summary of some of the main MCS news of the last month or so:

-MCS released a 2 song split 7" with Trampled By Turtles which features each band covering one of the other band's songs. MCS covered the song Wait So Long and Trampled By Turtles Covered Disappear (listen to both at The split is also available digitally at iTunes and The vinyl is very limited and is sold out in the MCS merch store but a small amount of copies were made available at independent record stores so you could search if you want one.

-MCS covered a Beatles song for the upcoming Minnesota Beatle Project, Vol. 3. The album will be released on December 6th and will be available in CD, vinyl, and digitally.

-Justin and Josh have been working on music with Brian Southall, information is posted on the Twitter page for The Company We Keep.

-Popsickle Fest will take place on December 17th at First Avenue in Minneapolis. Tickets are available now at
Posted November 27, 2011 8:48 pm EST

November 26, 2011
Happy birthday to Matt today!

Sorry for the lack of updates the past couple months... does anyone even read here anymore? I am going to post a news update later this weekend and get back into regular updates. I have just been busy and overwhelmed with some other things and haven't had much time.
Posted November 26, 2011 2:10 pm EST

September 23, 2011
Motion City Soundtrack will be playing the
fall concert at the College at Brockport in Brockport, NY on October 8th with Cute is What We Aim For. Students must show their college ID to get tickets and are limited to two tickets. The first ticket costs $7, the second is $15. Faculty and staff can purchase a ticket for $15. Tickets will go on sale September 27th at the Brockport Student Government box office.
Posted September 23, 2011 4:51 pm EST

September 7, 2011
Sorry for the short notice but I just saw this... MCS will be performing at the Stone Rose Lounge in NY tomorrow night as part of 'Thrashin Week'. To RSVP visit the Stone Rose Lounge's RSVP page.
Posted September 7, 2011 9:31 pm EST

September 6, 2011
MCS will be performing at the MLB Fan Cave on September 8th at 4pm. Admission is free but limited. For more information see the post on the Fan Cave website.
Posted September 6, 2011 3:17 pm EST

Happy Birthday to Tony Thaxton today!
Posted September 6, 2011 1:38 pm EST

August 25, 2011
Three new MCS shows in NY have popped up. First, MCS is playing at Cornell University's homecoming concert on September 17 with B.o.B. Tickets for students and alumni go on sale Thursday, September 1st at 9:00 am at $19, increasing to $25 at the door if any remain. Tickets for all others go on sale Friday, September 2nd at 9:00 am for $23, rising to $30 at the door. For tickets visit

The second show is a headlining show in Clifton Park, NY on October 9th at Northern Lights. Tickets for that show go on sale this Saturday, August 27 at

A third show was also added yesterday, a headlining show at Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA on October 7th. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, August 27 at
Posted August 25, 2011 11:23 pm EST

August 15, 2011
MCS will perform a couple of free acoustic concerts at Macy's this fall as part of the Macy's mstylelab tour. The first one is at Macy's in Novi, MI on September 25. The second one is on October 1 at Macy's in Edina, MN.
Posted August 15, 2011 3:17 pm EST

August 11, 2011
Saw this posted on, MCS will be playing a show on September 5th at The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts at Michigan Technological University. Tickets can be purchased online for $20/25 and the show is open to the general public.
Posted August 11, 2011 10:26 am EST

August 2, 2011
Here are all of the dates, as posted on

10/11/11: Pittsburgh, PA - Club Zoo
10/12/11: Huntington, NY - The Paramount - Tickets
10/13/11: Norfolk, VA - The NorVa - Tickets
10/15/11: Jacksonville, FL - Free Bird Live
10/16/11: Orlando, FL - House of Blues - Tickets
10/18/11: Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom - Tickets
10/20/11: Austin, TX - Emo's - Tickets
10/21/11: Houston, TX - House of Blues - Tickets
10/22/11: Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
Posted August 2, 2011 4:23 pm EST

MCS is going on tour this fall with Jack's Mannequin and Company of Thieves. So far these dates have been found on the web... expect an official announcement soon.

Note: it looks like the West coast tour dates have The Academy Is... and Lady Danville as openers so MCS may only half of the Jack's Mannequin tour.

10/12/11: Huntington, NY - The Paramount - Tickets
10/13/11: Norfolk, VA - The NorVa - Tickets
10/16/11: Orlando, FL - House of Blues - Tickets
10/18/11: Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom - Tickets
10/20/11: Austin, TX - Emo's - Tickets
10/21/11: Houston, TX - House of Blues - Tickets
10/22/11: Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
Posted August 2, 2011 12:51 pm EST

July 31, 2011
Happy birthday to Josh Cain today!!
Posted July 31, 2011 12:39 am EST

June 28, 2011
MCS will be playing at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 21. Tickets are $20 and available at
Posted June 28, 2011 9:15 am EST

June 23, 2011
Tickets for the 4 Albums, 2 Nights, 7 Cities tour will be on sale tomorrow, Friday June 24 at I will update the tour section soon with specific links.

Also announced, MCS will be playing the Minnesota State Fair on September 3 with Weezer. Tickets are on sale now for $35 at
Posted June 23, 2011 11:42 am EST

June 20, 2011
Motion City Soundtrack will be celebrating their nearly 15 year career by playing all four of their albums (I Am The Movie, Commit This To Memory, Even If It Kills Me, and My Dinosaur Life) from start to finish, over the course of two nights in seven cities across the U.S. this August and September as part of the LG Ones to Watch tour. See the dates and venues below.

8/19, 8/20: W Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
8/24, 8/25: San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
9/9, 9/10: New York, NY - The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
9/13, 9/14: Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
9/16, 9/18: Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
9/20, 9/21: Cleveland, OH - Cambridge Room at House Of Blues
9/23, 9/24: Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
Posted June 20, 2011 11:23 am EST

June 17, 2011
The following was posted on the MCS Facebook page today... "4 Albums. 2 Nights. 7 Cities. First City: Los Angeles, CA". So it seems like MCS has something up their sleeves, we'll see! ;)
Posted June 17, 2011 12:19 pm EST

June 11, 2011
Tomorrow Tony and Justin will be at the Analog Playset launch in Los Angeles, CA at Meltdown Comics (7522 W Sunset Blvd) starting at 12pm. The event is free!

At the event you will be able to purchase Wrecks and Dazey, the first toy release from Analog Playset, designed by Joe Ledbetter. Justin will be playing an acoustic set and Joe Ledbetter will be on hand to sign autographs as well.

You can see a commercial Tony made for the toys on YouTube.

Posted June 11, 2011 4:01 pm EST

June 7, 2011
Happy belated birthday to Justin and Jesse!
Posted June 7, 2011 1:50 pm EST

May 4, 2011
Motion City Soundtrack will be the headlining band at the Florida Supercon on Friday, July 1, 2011 at the Miami Airport Convention Center. For more information see

MCS will also be a part of the 'LG Ones to Watch' concert series which will feature various artists performing at House of Blues venues in the US. No information is released yet on the date or location of the MCS concert.
Posted May 4, 2011 5:22 pm EST

April 25, 2011
Motion City Soundtrack and Columbia Records have parted ways. You can read MCS's note about it on their tumblr page.
Posted April 25, 2011 12:41 pm EST

March 28, 2011
Tony will appear (along with Claudio Rivera, Stephen Chopek, Mike Smirnoff, Rick Hodes, and Dan Perriello) at Drumming for the Song on April 30th at Jammin Java in Vienna, VA. Drumming for the Song is a drumset clinic series with a focus on drumset composition within a songwriting context.

"Our mission is to educate new drummers about the role of the drumset in the band during the songwriting process, and to generate a dialogue among more experienced drummers at the local level."
Posted March 28, 2011 10:34 am EST

March 24, 2011
Joe Ledbetter's Wrecks and Dazey, his T-Rex and Bee duo created for Motion City Soundtrack’s My Dinosaur Life, have made the jump into 3D with the previously mentioned 2-figure vinyl set produced by newcomer Analog Playset and distributed by The Loyal Subjects. The OG edition featuring the 7" Wrecks and the 4" Dazey (600 pcs) will be available today at noon PDT for $99 from and will also be available shortly at select retailers.

(thanks to Adam for sending this in)
Posted March 24, 2011 9:49 am EST

February 15, 2011
MCS will be performing a free concert for Wayne State University Students on February 24 at the Majestic Theater in Detroit, MI. More information is available on Facebook.
Posted February 15, 2011 4:27 pm EST

According to this article, MCS and Trampled By Turtles will be releasing a split single soon where MCS will cover TBT's song "Wait So Long".
Posted February 15, 2011 4:21 pm EST

February 8, 2011
Motion City Soundtrack will be performing at ASU's Devilpalooza concert this Friday, February 11th in Tempe, AZ. All the information is on the event's Facebook page and The concert is free and open to the public and also includes The Maine and fun.

Another new show is listed on but I haven't seen any information for it. The show is at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA on April 15th.
Posted February 8, 2011 8:05 pm EST

February 4, 2011
According to Motion City Soundtrack will play a show with 3OH!3 on April 14th at the Penn State Behrend Junker Center. Tickets will be on sale on February 21st to Behrend students for $20 and will go on sale February 28th to the general public for $25.
Posted February 4, 2011 6:09 pm EST

January 25, 2011
Check out this interview Justin recently did with a Brazilian music site (you'll have to translate it). Justin's answer to the last question is pasted below.

QUESTION: Outside Brazil, what are the Motion City Soundtrack plans for 2011? New Tour? New Album? What are the band goals?

ANSWER: We have already begun writing the next album. We plan to start recording in February and hope to finish by May and have the record out before the year is up. We'll most likely do a few shows here and there while recording, but not do any extensive touring until summer time. If all goes well on this tour, perhaps Brazil will have us back.

(Thanks to Marcio Medeiros Teixeira for sending this to me!)
Posted January 25, 2011 9:43 am EST

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