1. 10 Ways ACL Weekend Two Was Different

    October 12, 2015 10:28 PM EDT Historically, the second weekend of a music festival double-header is always better for myriad reasons. Weekend One fest-goers will probably be quick to disagree, but my observation is grounded in experience – I’ve attended every double weekend of Coachella and Austin City Limits since their…

  2. Party With Modest Mouse, Natasha Lyonne, and Woodland Punks in 'Lampshades on Fire' Video

    March 20, 2015 3:03 PM EDT Maybe if you combined Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle" underwear pool party video with a scene from House of 1000 Corpses , you'd get something like this. Modest Mouse has shared the music video for its successful single "Lampshades on Fire." It features Orange Is…

  3. Watch Modest Mouse's Nine Members Combine Genesis & the Pixies (Sort of) on 'Tonight Show'

    March 18, 2015 10:10 AM EDT In case you haven't seen Modest Mouse in a while, let us inform you there are now nine members in the 22-year old Northwestern band, which started with only three. Isaac Brock and company have a delightful new album out called Strangers to Ourselves , and they stopped by Fallon -- all…

  4. Modest Mouse & Brand New Rock New York's Forest Hills Stadium

    August 10, 2014 11:42 AM EDT Brand New's local legend continues; Modest Mouse shares new songs, caves and plays "Float On." Modest Mouse and Brand New went down to the tennis court on Aug. 9 and talked it up like… angsty indie kids. In just the third concert since Queens, N.Y.'s 91-year old Forest…

  5. First Listen: Big Boi Previews 'Vicious Lies' Album in NYC

    July 20, 2012 10:45 AM EDT New album out November 13, with guest spots from A$AP Rocky, Phantogram, Kid Cudi and more. In anticipation of the fall release of his next solo project, Outkast member and Atlanta hip-hop ambassador Big Boi hosted a private listening session of his forthcoming album, "Vicious Lies &…

  6. Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein Sounds Off on Hipsterdom, 'Portlandia' Season Two

    January 05, 2012 4:10 PM EST On the second season of the culty IFC Channel comedy "Portlandia," Eddie Vedder plays a hot dude with a not-so-hot Eddie Vedder tattoo. Johnny Marr plays a cyclist disgruntled by imcompentent bike valets (they're the worst, right?). And St. Vincent ? "I wouldn't quite…

  7. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Talks New Album, Adele Loves Bon Iver

    June 27, 2011 7:15 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber on New Album: 'I Want to Work a Lot with Myself' Speaking about his forthcoming album, Justin Bieber says that he's dabbled with self-producing and is trying on a bunch of different…

  8. Modest Mouse, Broken Social Scene Top Pitchfork Music Festival's First Night

    July 17, 2010 12:41 PM EDT Veteran indie rock ruled the first day of the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival, which kicked off its fifth year in Chicago's Union Park on Friday (July 16). As sweltering temperatures gave way to a cool summer night, the progressive rap and Swedish pop of the afternoon were followed by…

  9. James Mercer, Isaac Brock Team Up For '180°' Soundtrack

    June 21, 2010 2:01 PM EDT Emmett Malloy felt music was so integral to "180° South," the new environmental documentary he produced for his Woodshed Films imprint, that he brought singer-songwriters James Mercer (the Shins , Broken Bells ) and Mason Jennings to the Patagonia region of South America to inspire…

  10. The Shins Shape Up, Look To The Future

    May 08, 2009 1:02 PM EDT A lineup change, a new label, a film score and a few new songs are greeting fans of The Shins as the band returned to the road this past week after an eighteen month break. Longtime bassist Marty Crandall and drummer Jesse Sandoval have been replaced by Fruit Bats' bassist Ron Lewis and…

  11. Modest Mouse Returning To The Road

    January 28, 2009 1:57 PM EST Modest Mouse is returning to the road next month for a 12-date U.S. tour, beginning Feb. 22 in Oakland, Calif. The trek concludes March 8 at the Langerado Festival in Miami. Former Grandaddy guitarist Jim Fairchild will join Modest Mouse on stage in place Johnny Marr, who will be touring with…

  12. Built To Spill, Modest Mouse Eye Jam Session

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT What began as an idea for Built To Spill, Modest Mouse and Love As Laughter to record a collaborative album covering each other's songs has now morphed into something else entirely. What began as an idea for Built To Spill, Modest Mouse and Love As Laughter to record a collaborative…

  13. Mason Jennings Back On Indie Track

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Mason Jennings is a lover of many religions, a theme that heavily influenced his recent release "In the Ever." Singer-songwriter Mason Jennings is a lover of many religions, a theme that heavily influenced his recent release "In the Ever" (Brushfire). The…

  14. Widespread Panic, Snoop, Of Montreal Star At Rothbury

    July 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "The early bird gets the worm, huh?," Jakob Dylan said as he got the second day of the inaugural Rothbury Festival started yesterday (July 4). And there was certainly plenty to be hooked on the event' "The early bird gets the worm, huh?," Jakob Dylan said as he got…

  15. Modest Mouse Rocks Last-Minute Brooklyn Show

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nearing the end of summer tour supporting R.E.M., Modest Mouse took a break from arenas and wedged itself into Brooklyn's 550-capacity Music Hall of Williamsburg for a set that began this morning (Jun Nearing the end of summer tour supporting R.E.M., Modest Mouse took a break from arenas…

  16. 'Dashboard' Confessional

    March 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse had been an indie rock standard-bearer for more than a decade when its single "Float On" suddenly became a mainstream hit in 2004. The Epic album from which it was drawn, "Good News for P Modest Mouse had been an indie rock standard-bearer for more than a decade…

  17. The Billboard Q&A: Modest Mouse

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Modest Mouse had been an indie rock standard-bearer for more than a decade when its single "Float On" suddenly became a mainstream hit in 2004. The Epic album from which it was drawn, "Good News for P Modest Mouse had been an indie rock standard-bearer for more than a decade…

  18. MODEST MOUSE

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Modest Mouse is an okay rock band with an unpleasant frontman. Intrigued? Modest Mouse is an okay rock band with an unpleasant frontman. Intrigued? Music journalist Goldsher (Hard Bop Academy, not reviewed, etc.) delivers an enthusiastic and somewhat unorthodox unauthorized biography of the…

  19. Modest Mouse: A Pretty Good Read

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Modest Mouse is an okay rock band with an unpleasant frontman. Intrigued? Modest Mouse is an okay rock band with an unpleasant frontman. Intrigued? Music journalist Goldsher (Hard Bop Academy, not reviewed, etc.) delivers an enthusiastic and somewhat unorthodox unauthorized biography of the…

  20. Billboard Bits: Bang! Music Festival, Robert Cray, The Dears

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse, Gnarls Barkley, Tiesto and Los Amigos Invisibles are the first acts confirmed for the Bang! Music Festival, to be held Nov. 11 at Miami's Bicentennial Park. Modest Mouse, Gnarls Barkley, Tiesto and Los Amigos Invisibles are the first acts confirmed for the Bang! Music…

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