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Photos: Modest Mouse at House of Blues

Modest Mouse and Morning Teleportation, live at House of Blues Boston, July 25, 2010
Modest Mouse and Morning Teleportation, live at House of Blues Boston, July 25, 2010
By LINDSEY PAYSON  |  July 30, 2010

Review: Theodore Treehouse at Slainte Wine Bar Mardi Gras

A few weeks back, Theodore Treehouse made a brief appearance in this spot, lending the band the quote that now appears on their MySpace page: "Even the bike punks couldn't resist bopping their heads."
Music Seen
By BRYAN BRUCHMAN  |  February 26, 2010
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Fly by night?

For a decade, Eric Johnson's primary songwriting vehicle has been Fruit Bats, but the Portland-via-Chicago singer and multi-instrumentalist has always dipped in and out of other projects — Califone, Vetiver, Ugly Casanova among them.
Fruit Bats aren't a Shins side project
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  September 11, 2009
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Cymbals Eat Guitars | Why There Are Mountains

There's good news and bad news about New York quartet Cymbals Eat Guitars and their self-released debut.
Self-released (2009)
By RYAN STEWART  |  April 10, 2009
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The call of the wild

It’s not easy being in a band whose two primary songwriters have quite different ideas about how to write an indie-rock song.
Wolf Parade get instinctual
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  July 28, 2008
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Live and kicking

Yes, we suffer from an embarrassment of riches when it come to live music here in the Boston area.
Live reviews: 2007 in review
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 17, 2007


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The year the music thrived

Bad times for the big guys have generally been good news for the rest of us.
National pop: 2007 in review
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 17, 2007
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Modest Mouse, buzzing bees

“I think this festival is sponsored by large, stinging insects . . . made by Volkswagen,” quipped Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell.
The Download Festival, Tweeter Center, August 18, 2007
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 20, 2007
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Big-theater blues

It was an intense, chaotic moment, one that probably would’ve felt sublime at, say, the Middle East downstairs.
Modest Mouse, the Orpheum, April 27, 2007
By WILL SPITZ  |  April 30, 2007

Floating on

Like so many indie-rockers raised in the shadow of Northwestern clouds Isaac Brock knows a thing or two about gray skies.
Modest Mouse survive their own shipwreck
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  April 10, 2007
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The OC Mix 6: Covering Our Tracks

Since part of the well-oiled genius of The OC is its blatant appropriation of familiar teen-soap source material, it makes sense that the hit Fox series’s latest mix CD collects covers of tunes most of the show’s viewers likely already know.
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By MIKAEL WOOD  |  December 19, 2006


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Forward into the past!

Could it be just a coincidence that as I sit here writing this, a grizzled Bob Seger is gearing up for the release of Face the Promise , the Detroit rocker’s first proper studio album in, oh, forever and a day? The Lemonheads, "No Backbone" (mp3)
Oldies and more in the season’s CD releases
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 14, 2006
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Skeleton crew

With a sound rooted several thousand miles away in the Pacific Northwest, Figurines prove there’s something brilliant in the state of Denmark.
Figurines give good Danish
By KURT B. REIGHLEY  |  June 07, 2006
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Sun Kil Moon

Mark Kozelek is  the rare performer in whose hands material by Kiss and John Denver sounds exactly the same.
Tiny Cities | Caldo Verde
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 25, 2006