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Motion City Soundtrack, Say Anything, Saves the Day and Valencia

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Crystal Ballroom (map) Downtown
Wed., Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. 2010 All Ages

Eliza Sohn
$20-23

Say Anything's 2004 full-length ...Is a Real Boy is a record I will defend forever (probably—who knows what the future holds?). It's a concept album of sorts, based on a character who is a close approximation of the band's founder and lead singer, Max Bemis, who literally went crazy while making the album. While severe anxiety and bipolar disorder caused a rough patch in his personal life (mental institutions, medication, etc.), it also made for an unapologetic, pissed-off, passionate, and raucous record that is on par with Weezer's Pinkerton when it comes to being able to perfectly capture unwieldy adolescent emotions. Unfortunately, everything the band has released since then has been uninteresting and lame. But we'll always have ...Is a Real Boy. MEGAN SELING

Crystal Ballroom

1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
225-0047
Hours: Doors usually open an hour before show time.
http://www.mcmenamins.com/425-crystal-ballroom-home

Venue Hours
  • Doors usually open an hour before show time.
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Wed., Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. 2010
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