Something Corporate Live At The Ventura Theatre


Not counting what is the probably the most dull "behind the scenes" special ever committed to tape, this release is one which, in spite of being a little early for a band with only two full-length albums, captures a group who are truly attempting to do something unique in the pop-punk genre. With as great a focus on piano parts as guitar riffs, Something Corporate can occasionally sound like an adult-contemporary version of Blink-182; but when they're on, they really are on, as demonstrated by songs like "I Woke Up In A Car" and "Space." An even mix of old and new material, this particular performance also contains the band's epic "Konstantine," a fan-favourite nine-minute piano ballad. How many pop punk bands can say that? (Drive-Thru, www.drivethrurecords.com)