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Local Motion: My Weapon of Choice

Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)


A local quartet formerly known as Driven, My Weapon of Choice crafts radio-ready rock they claim sounds like Story of the Year, Lostprophets and Papa Roach. But judging from their songs (check 'em out at, they're better than those bands. "Breathless," which they worked on with ex-Urge member Steve Ewing, is a catchy single with a dentist-drill guitar riff reminiscent of Offspring and largely no-screamo choruses whose harmonies are easy on the ears. File My Weapon of Choice under the better side of the Point's modern-rock playlist — which is fitting, since this gig finds them competing with five other locals for the chance to open Pointfest at the UMB Bank Pavilion on May 6.