“I’m gonna take a sip of this coca-cola and then we’ll play a fast one,”– Guitarest Johnny Marr during the moments before the energetic performance of “Florida”.
Man Man‘s open was a lot cooler than I thought it would be. I never really felt “Van Helsing Boombox” all that much but their opening last night gave me a reason to try it all again, so that’s one good thing. The second good thing was the great show Modest Mouse put on afterwards. They opened like rapid fire, just shooting the exact song I wanted to hear at every desired moment. From “Bury Me With It” to “Paper Thin Walls” to “Dashboard” to “Fire It Up” to “Float On” to “Florida” to “Bukowski” (I’m pretty sure that was the order, actually I’m not sure at all, but they were all played in that first half), the first half rocked like you cannot even imagine. The second half was a lot more in depth, with a long version of “Tiny Cities Made of Ashes”, a nice jam of “Trailer Trash”, and an emphatic “The View”. There were a lot of killer songs in between, I can say this much: I was entertained the entire time to the near fullest. My only wish that went unanswered would have to be the silence from the speakers for “The Good Times Are Killing Me” or “Fly Trapped In a Jar”.
mp3: Modest Mouse- Bury Me With It
mp3: Modest Mouse- Tiny Cities Made of Ashes
mp3: Modest Mouse- Bukowski
mp3: Modest Mouse- Edit the Sad Parts (Early B-side)
mp3: Modest Mouse- Fly Trapped In a Jar
mp3: Modest Mouse- A Life of Arctic Sounds