Modest Mouse Live

The Gotham Gal and I went to see Modest Mouse at the Hammerstein Ballroom last night.

We went because we love the new album, Good News For People Who Love Bad News.

As with many shows we see, this was eye opening.

This band rocks hard in sort of punk/grunge way, but they do it with some very different instruments. There’s a cello up front and lead singer Isaac Brock plays a banjo a fair amount.

Isaac Brock is a piece of work. He sings on Bukowski, “God who’d wanna be such an asshole?” Which seems funny to me, because he sure seems like one up on stage.

There were a bunch of great songs that I’ve never heard. I’ll have to find the set list or even better, go back and get all the old albums.