Motion City Soundtrack, a leader in the punk-pop genre, has released
five studio albums and sold almost 600,000 records throughout the
band's career, including over half a million in the United States
Members of Motion City Soundtrack, from Minneapolis, Minn.,
are Joshua Cain, playing guitar; Tony Thaxton, drums; Justin Pierre,
vocals and guitar; Jesse Johnson, Moog; and Matthew Taylor, playing
The group formed in 1997 and following several years of constant
touring was picked up by Epitaph Records. Epitaph re-released the
group's debut album, "I Am the Movie," in 2003, which led to the
band's big break. Their first major single from the album, "The
Future Freaks Me Out," arrived with live and television success.
The band's second album, "Commit This to Memory," was released in
2005 and has been their most successful album to date. The album
sold over 285,000 records and peaked at No. 2 on the Independent
Albums chart. The album featured the single "Everything Is Alright,"
which also found success on the likes of MTV.
The band released their third full-length album, "Even if It
Kills Me," in 2007. The album debuted at No. 16 on the Billboard 200
and No. 1 on the Independent Albums chart.
By the following summer, Motion City Soundtrack had signed a new
contract with Columbia Records. Their album "My Dinosaur Life" was
released by Columbia in January 2010 and debuted at No. 15 on the
The band's fifth studio album, "Go," was released June 12, 2012,
in a joint effort between Epitaph Records and the band's own label,
The Boombox Generation.
For more information on Motion City Soundtrack, visit
Motion City Soundtrack will be joined by opening act Quiet
Corral, a six-piece band from Lawrence, Kan. Quiet Corral
incorporates folk and pop elements into their music to create a
distinct sound. With four-part harmonies, electric guitars mixed
with acoustic instruments, and intricate rhythms, the group creates
something new and interesting for music listeners. For more
information on Quiet Corral, visit
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The University Center Board is Millikin University's student-run
programming board, comprised of 12 student executive board members
and staff advisers with the responsibility to plan, promote, execute
and evaluate student events and activities. The UCB plans a variety
of annual events for students to enjoy, including Fall Family
Weekend, a pancake breakfast, Millipalooza and Springfest. In
addition, the UCB brings a nationally recognized band to campus each
spring to entertain the community. In previous years, All Time Low,
Sara Bareilles, OneRepublic, The Roots, O.A.R., and Jason Mraz have
performed for the event.
Visit the University Center Board on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/millikinucb or on Twitter at
In order to maintain appropriate
decorum and an atmosphere that encourages respect, Kirkland Fine
Arts Center asks patrons to honor the following requests:
All bags are
subject to search.
audio taping or videography.
No alcohol, drugs,
tobacco products or smoking of any kind.
No readmittance once inside the
Patrons who do not follow the above requests or those who display
inappropriate or illegal behavior will be ejected from the facility.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday for $20.
Tickets may be purchased at the box office at Kirkland Fine Arts
Center, by phone at 217-424-6318 or online at
A $2.50 fee will be charged for credit card purchases. This is a per
transaction fee, not per ticket, and applies to online and box
office orders. Box office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The box office will be open during
Millikin University's spring break week, March 11-15.
For more information on Kirkland Fine Arts Center, visit
Events at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center are partially supported by a
grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the
Midwest Arts Council.
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