Last Five Songs Played

  • GOOD THING by RASHIDA JOHNSON off of PATH OF LIFE from
  • FLAME by GERARD BROOKS off of FLAME - SINGLE from
  • HAVE YOUR WAY by TIFFANY NICHOLE' off of HAVE YOUR WAY from
  • THE LOVE ANTHEM by J, ELISE off of THE LOVE ANTHEM - SINGLE from
  • MOVIN' by EMMANUEL JOHNSON II & GIWU off of MOVIN' - SINGLE from

"Citizen Smile"--LIVE! on "Motor Live Drive @ 5"--Thursday--5pm-6pm--October 14

Citizen Smile are an indie pop rock band formed by best friends James Brown and Kory Kopchick, who conveniently live across the street from each other. After a plethora of failed projects, Citizen Smile officially took shape in 2005 with the addition of Daniel Pazuchowski and later Ricky Ruggero. The band's name is a nod to the greatest American film of all time, Citizen Kane. In a sense, Citizen Smile can be defined as each band member's very own rosebud. Citizen Smile's discography consists of three EPs (Seasons EP, Oh, Okay, and Keepsakes) and one LP (Citizen Smile), with the first being released in 2005 (Seasons EP) and the latest in 2010 (Keepsakes). Citizen Smile draws influence from bands such as Wilco and Nada Surf. Lead singer and primary songwriter James Brown follows Jeff Tweedy’s approach in his writing style through the use of poetry-driven lyrical content. Brown also follows Matthew Caws approach in his writing style through the use of hook-heavy vocal melodies. But perhaps the most uniquely fascinating characteristic of Citizen Smile is their live performance. Putting the name aside, Citizen Smile are never frowning. Every time they take the stage, the audience can expect nothing less than a good time. If bands could have a money-back guarantee of complete musical satisfaction, Citizen Smile would be the first to board that ship. Their high energy and constantly maturing sound promise to deliver both in the studio and on the stage. And if you really don’t like them, they really will give your money back…