As the name People's Blues of Richmond might suggest, guitarist Tim Beavers and bassist Matthew Volkes began making music together to commemorate a mutual friend's funeral. "Tim and I went to kindergarten together, but we never played music," Volkes tells Crossfade. "But in 2009, during our freshm ... More >>
Game On! We did it! The Best of Miami 2014 is complete! Places to eat, places to meet people, places to go pee in public ... This annual issue's got it all. Of course, though, we here at Crossfade are most hyped to discuss the 305's top tuneage and party spots. Just check the cut for Best Band, B ... More >>
Modest Mouse Fillmore Miami Beach Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Better Than: Getting caught in an actual pit of rats. Scurrying like buzz-hungry rodents to the sugar nozzle, Modest Mouse fans cheerily clawed and crawled through the Fillmore Miami Beach, searching for the perfect spot in which to nest wh ... More >>
Longer days, getting a tan on your walk from the car to the office, and kick ass shows almost every single night of the week ... That' summer in the Magic City for you. And with music from indie rockers Modest Mouse, British pop destroyers Bastille, and hip-hop legends Sugar Hill Gang and Prince Ma ... More >>
As Ms. Lily Allen says: "It's hard out here for a bitch." But that doesn't mean the Brit pop provocateur's about to let herself be beat down by slime-ball demands that every woman be some rich, size six that can cook and shake ass. Nope. She's starting shit. She's fighting back. She's unleashing n ... More >>
What is "an ordinary day"? Sleep, eat a bowl of cereal, sit at a desk, sip some cheap white wine, sleep. And if St. Vincent's new-ish song "Birth in Reverse" can be considered a fairly factual account of 24 hours in the life of Ms. Annie Clark ... Well, she might add, "Take out the garbage, mastu ... More >>
Who's ready for some Ultraviolence? Well, before pop star Lana Del Rey finally releases the follow-up to her 2012 breakthrough album, Born To Die, she's sending her "Young & Beautiful" self on a 22-city U.S. tour. This spring, Ms. Del Rey will flit from Las Vegas to Phoenix, San Fran, and New Orle ... More >>
Losing hope that Isaac Brock and Modest Mouse might ever deliver another collection of yawping indie rock tunes? Well, "Be Brave." Because, as Brock and band have repeatedly insisted: "We look forward to sharing our new music with the world." Yeah, they haven't released any new material since 2007 ... More >>
You know that cliché that goes, "You can't eat your cake and have it too"? It probably came from one of our broke friends up north who spend their weekends staring at the wall and watching reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond, because that's all there's to do since they don't live in Miami. Lucky fo ... More >>
Let's get Kinky. We're not talking about whips, fuzzy handcuffs, or hot body oil. Just the best current alternative rock crew from south of the border. "With bands, it's a really interesting thing with names," Kinky guitarist Carlos Chairez tells Crossfade. "We were developing our sounds for the f ... More >>
See also "Kanye West, Lou Reed, Offspring Headlining UR1 Festival" -- plus "M.I.A., Fun., Seven Others Added to UR1." Hey, kid. No more waiting for the man. The time has finally come. UR1 Festival tickets are on sale! Right effing now! The ambitious first-time art and music festival will be making ... More >>
Some people felt a little underwhelmed when we here at Crossfade revealed that Kanye West, The Offspring, Keane, Cocoon Heroes, Lou Reed, Erick Morillo, and Bob Sinclar had been tapped to perform at the first-ever UR1 Festival at Bayfront Park during Art Basel Miami Beach week. Well, another nine n ... More >>
Constant intrascene belly-aching aside, a few local (and local-ish) acts are managing to squeeze out of South Florida geographical isolation this summer for big stages. A number of major national festivals are featuring homegrown talent on the bill. And rightfully so. Here's a quick rundown of ... More >>
You wonder: What's that thrashing? The sky is dark. The fields have gone silent. But there's a bonfire off in the distance, surrounded by vaguely human shapes and a furious funnel of sound -- acoustic axe, banjo, cello, upright bass, mouth organ. This is the middle of nowhere and you've just s ... More >>
photo by Meqo Sam CecilWolf Parade: One of the many bands who arose in that one crop of lupine-themed acts a few years back. It's been a few years since these Quebecois were the indie rock flavor of the week, and back then, through their first two albums, they were dogged by constant Modest Mouse ... More >>
The latest in a slew of legendary artist collaborations comes courtesy of founding Smiths member Johnny Marr. The guitarist was one of the main influences of the the Stone Roses, Oasis, and then some, and no less than Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien has even been cited as saying Marr is the reason ... More >>
via kevindooley's FlickrWith the recession and all, the days of music writers' snail mail boxes getting stuffed daily with press kits is pretty much over. Most labels and publicists send private download links these days, which is actually an excellent idea. Promo CDs are just going to get ... More >>
If you missed Goldcure's shows at Bull Bar and Propaganda back in May, you missed a hell of a good time. But fear not, young music lover, you've got a shot at redemption. On September 5, the Austin-based Indie-poppers are making another trek to Propaganda in Lake Worth. Let me clarify the indie- ... More >>
Modest MouseSunday, March 8th 2009Revolution Live, Fort LauderdaleBetter than: Their performance at this year's Langerado. Or anyone else's for that matter.Modest Mouse has got to be the loudest band ever to shun the use of distortion. There's no humming fuzz, in fact, I don't even think ... More >>
Some bands on the defunct festival's bill are still coming to town. Here's a guide to the makeup shows.
It's Tuesday, so clearly it's time to start looking forward to the weekend. Since Langerado's been canceled, people looking to get their fill of music will have to do a bit more planning and travelling. A few of the bigger bands that were to play Langerado, like the Pogues (March 7th at Pompano Beac ... More >>
Finishing up what looks to be, perhaps, the last of the Langerado rescheduling announcements, Ozomatli will now appear at Culture Room on Saturday, March 7. Unlike Sunday's indie-fave head-to-head-to-head showdown of Deerhunter Girl Talk vs. Modest Mouse vs. Tokyo Police Club, Ozomatli's competition ... More >>
City Limits, besides snagging Bad Brains, has also grabbed blog darlings Tokyo Police Club to play the same weekend the band would have played Langerado. Unfortunately, the show goes up against two others that night that attract similar fans: Girl Talk and Deerhunter at Culture Room, and Modest Mous ... More >>
...No, not together. Tricky takes the stage for a super-rare South Florida appearance on Friday, Mar. 6 at the venue (200 W. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale). The all-ages show starts at 7 p.m., and tickets cost $22.Modest Mouse was part of that last, strange announcement of Langerado acts, mere days ... More >>
Arik, drummer of Lasso the Moon, Baby Calendar, and Call it Radar, draws from a seemingly endless pool of talent and ingenuity. LtM's super-technical emo/indie onslaught evolved into a more tempered and highly melodic, if precious, Baby Calendar. Now Arik has parted ways with Baby Calendar bandmate ... More >>
A number of really surprisingly awesome artists have already been announced for Langerado's debut year in Miami. Today, the festival added four more: Modest Mouse, Deerhunter, the Gene Ween Band, and Alberta Cross. Click here to read the list of other artists announced so far.
Wolf Parade reviews the reviewers.
Logan Fazio Modest Mouse with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Friday, June 23, 2008 The Fillmore, Miami Beach Better Than: The mental meltdown scribbling in your seventh-grade diary. Modest Mouse and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band kicked off their North American tour together last night to a packed, enth ... More >>
The Worst Things In Music This Year, according to Ben Westhoff! 1. Worst Album: the Arcade Fire, Neon Bible This cerebral garbage entertained about 100 people, none of whom didn’t either live in Canada or work as a music critic. Speaking of critics, it’s hard to agree with Sasha Frere-Jones ... More >>
Cease to Begin (Sub Pop)
Guster October 14, 2007 The Culture Room Better Than: And egghead keg party 10 years after graduating college. Thank Zeus for huge favors: Last night Guster did not open for Barenaked Ladies or Toad the Wet Sprocket or Modest Mouse (as they have in the past), nor did they play a college campus (as ... More >>
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (Epic)
What's indie rock? Who cares? Ten great CDs that will blow you away, no matter your definition.
The best way to hear the Six Parts Seven is to be quiet
Worlds Apart Interscope
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records.
Good News for People Who Love Bad News (Epic)
Modest Mouse leader Isaac Brock waxes on the moon and Speedo
Another band from Monterrey is out to conquer the world