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Lemme Get an Encore: Modest Mouse

on May 21, 2012, 12:00pm
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modest mouse 2011 e1337613849711 Lemme Get an Encore: Modest Mouse

It’s hard to know what to expect from a Modest Mouse concert. In the past, their live performances have ranged from so stoic that the band never acknowledges the audience, to so frantic that frontman Isaac Brock drunkenly cuts himself onstage. Fans might be in for further surprises when they hit the road for an oh so short week in June. Questions abound: Will they hint at any details about their rumored new album, supposedly produced by Big Boi? Will their demeanor be ecstatic, subdued, or both? But most importantly, what the hell will they play?

The group has been famous for mixing up their set in the past, treating the crowd to everything from Ugly Casanova covers to radio hits to lengthy explanations as to why they can’t play “Free Bird.” And while they debuted a brand new song at the Frost Revival in Palo Alto this past weekend, we’re also hoping they dig further into their back catalogue.  Their inherent unpredictability makes it anyone’s game. Your move, boys.

-Dan Caffrey
Senior Staff Writer

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Balot
May 22, 2012 at 6:26 pm

When I saw them two summers ago, they threw “Styrofoam Boots” and “Custom Concern” in for the encore, and they absolutely made the night for me.

bluecadet3
May 21, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Good list. I doubt they’ll play anything on it though (maybe Polar Opposites)

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