with Mass Gothic
DATE: July 19
TIMES: Gates open at 6:30pm. Music starts at 7:30pm.
TICKETS: starting at $39.50 (plus applicable fees)
ABOUT: Modest Mouse formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Wash, and over the past two decades has become the indie rock gold standard: one of the few bands capable of achieving massive popularity without sacrificing their longtime fans.
The group's tightly wound and slyly tuneful sound mixes dense, noisy guitars and jerky rhythms with Isaac Brock's crack-voiced squawking and bummed-out rants, touches on everything from convenient parking to astral phenomena.
Modest Mouse played a key part in turning the Pacific Northwest into fertile ground for indie acts (including Death Cab for Cutie and the Shins). Their sixth album, Good News for People Who Love Bad News, sold more than a million copies, thanks in part to its #1 single, "Float On." In 2009, Rolling Stone listed "Float On" #39 on its “Best Songs of the 2000s” list. The band's follow-up, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (2007), debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.