As anyone who's been on either end of romantic rejection knows, aesthetics matter. And just as a good personality alone usually ain't enough to win over a lover, a catchy melody won't sit well with a music fan unless it comes in the right packaging.

As anyone who's been on either end of romantic rejection knows, aesthetics matter. And just as a good personality alone usually ain't enough to win over a lover, a catchy melody won't sit well with a music fan unless it comes in the right packaging. Case in point: Indie rockers who were weaned on Weezer's geeky, emotional guitar rock and enjoy Ted Leo's spastic pop-punk probably have little patience for Motion City Soundtrack. Yet the differences aren't that stark - a little studio gloss here, a few MySpace glamour shots there. Catch the radio-ready angst in person Tuesday when MCS plays with A Rocket to the Moon, Sing It Loud and Fun.