Wednesday, May 8, 2013

29 Apr 13 - Motive

Hey, blogspot readers, it’s a busy week of fun adventures On The Town for SouthSide! She’s rockin’ around the local scene near and far covering shows and events at Millennium Park to Cobra Lounge and more. Her first stop happened recently at Schuba’s Tavern where she got the chance to check out the Brooklyn, NY band, Motive and Fall Classic.
SouthSide highly recommends rockin’ to the eclectic alternative rock sound by this local band at their next show which had a simplistic style amidst heartfelt voice on lyrics. Lyrically, she found them to have a similar songwriting style to Peter Gabriel in brought out the powerful emotions in the words thus complementing Fall’s one of a kind rock music. Though hearing some Lenny Kravitz music influence, don’t spend time classifying the band’s core sound since it combines more than one genre flipping it into something new for the ears. This reviewer suggests listening to Fear – you may get the feeling the notes/rhythms are somewhat out of place yet in reality, they’re not. For more information about Fall Classic, visit
Incorporating the taste of their hometown, Seattle, WA with the rock sound of Brooklyn, NY, Motive performed a highly energized headlining set of “...good classic [indie] electric rock show...” Though Chicago is still a new territory for this band, they have performed at other venues such as Wise Fools Pub and Pancho’s Bar (now known as Township) so this was a “...little miniature run before going home to Seattle...” for their west coast tour this summer. Sadly, this would be the band’s only Chicago appearance but you might see them rockin’ a local fest or two on their way back to New York. After opening with the rhythmic floetry of Summer Solstice, Motive didn’t waste any time popping the stage to life within a lively tempo that was little reminiscent of 70s ballad rock-n-roll, blogspot readers. This reviewer enjoyed the band’s energy that was not only projected in the music but also in the lyrics from other songs like Somber Days and Dance For Your Maker (lots of vibrant energy in this particular song that had SouthSide dancing). Yet amidst the fun and momentum, there was a moment of a slight political overtone heard in Mammals or a poetic imagery in the words in What’s So Bad?. While conducting a recent interview with Nick (front man and guitarist), SouthSide asked him which Motive song did he recommend listening to which he replied It’s Illicit and suggested checking out the Youtube video for it. He did hint that the remix version of It's Illicit (a bonus track on the EP) will also have its own video too. For more information about Motive, visit
Until next time, support your local scene,

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