Modest Mouse at The Vic 7/31/21

I made what I thought was a pretty obvious decision in not going to the Delta Variant coming out party that was Lollapalooza last week. I did, however, think it would be fine to go to an aftershow with a smaller crowd. It was truly a return to normalcy as I stepped into line and was immediately offered a pull of backpack vodka from a … Continue reading Modest Mouse at The Vic 7/31/21

Mister Heavenly-“Makin’ Excuses”

I put in my pre-order for the new Mister Heavenly album, Boxing The Moonlight, about 5 seconds after I saw the announcement. So, if you’re looking for objectivity you’ll have to search elsewhere. My unabashed love for this supergroup (Nick Thorburn of Islands, Ryan Kattner of Man Man, and Joe Plummer of Modest Mouse) has no end. Ever since the first time I heard them … Continue reading Mister Heavenly-“Makin’ Excuses”

Blitzen Trapper-American Goldwing

 I picked up Wild Mountain Nation in 2007 on a whim, and ended up enjoying it quite a bit. I thought Blitzen Trapper was a great mid-level underling band in the tropes of amazing acts hailing from the northwest. The most immediate reaction I had was that they sounded a bit like a more melodic-based Modest Mouse. With their Destroyer of the Void, Blitzen Trapper … Continue reading Blitzen Trapper-American Goldwing