Friday, October 30
7:45 p.m. | Altar Stage
Modest Mouse has and continues to have one of the most illustrious careers in alternative and indie rock music. Starting in 1996 with the release of their debut, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About, it was their sophomore record, The Lonesome Crowded West, that really put them on the map. Countless music publications, including Pitchfork and Spin, rank it as one of the greatest albums of the decade. This is due in part to the band’s ingenious lyrics, which perfectly capture loneliness, existential grief, religious fear and materialism. The other part is their fearless musicality. Influenced by bands like The Talking Heads and The Pixies, the group continues to make a name for themselves. Their latest release, Strangers to Ourselves, made it to number three on the Billboard 200.