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LIVE: PIXIES + MODEST MOUSE – June 2, 2024

Venue: Ascend Amphitheater

City: Nashville, TN

Date: June 2, 2024

Review and Photographs by: Jacob Smith (https://www.jhs-photo.com)

Playing to a nearly sold out and extremely enthused crowd at Ascend Amphitheater, Sunday June 2nd; Modest Mouse hit the stage to really get the mood set for the evening with a performance that had all the right vibes to get everyone ready for the main act of the evening. They played several songs from their entire discography and paced the main numbers evenly throughout to keep the energy and experience at top superb level. Immediately jumping into two tracks off their 2000 release ‘The Moon & Antarctica’ followed up with a track from their 1997 release ‘The Lonesome Crowded West’, Modest Mouse let the crowd know that there will be a ton of amazing older songs played that evening. Modest Mouse never leaves a crowd disappointed. Brilliant musicianship and top-notch stage presence. This was the 8th time over the past 25 years and first time seeing them since they last swung through Nashville, TN in 2022 and Brooklyn Bowl. The mood was just right playing to a filled amphitheater with the Nashville skyline behind the stage.

Once they were done there was a brief change over to getting things ready for the co-headliner of the evening Pixies. The lights on the stage dimmed and everyone roared in excitement when the members entered the stage. They commenced to play a very diverse setlist covering all of their classic albums. First tracks of the evening’s set were “Gouge Away” and “Wave of Mutilation” off of Doolittle followed on with “Velouria” off of the album Bossanova. It really set the experience for the rest of the night. Playing high energy songs followed on with slower numbers helped keep the crowd ready. By the time that “Nimrod’s Son” was played it was the show was already moving along at a fast but insanely good clip. The remainder of the performance included performances of “Caribou,” “Debaser,” “Ana,” “Hey,” “Monkey Gone to Heaven,” and ultimately the final song of the evening was “Where Is My Mind?”

The select songs that were played throughout the show by both groups were all crowd favorites and perfectly placed. I for one was extremely happy to hear Modest Mouse play “Satin In A Coffin” and Pixies play “Nimrod’s Son.” And finally seeing Pixies perform live was even better than just listening to it on the album. Leaving the crowd happy and in the right vibe. Throughout the entire evening the intensity was felt and the crowd left extremely enraptured by what they had just witnessed. I am a full time fan and encourage all to see them perform.

Pixies Setlist: Wave Of Mutilation – Head On – Isla de Encanta – Head On – Planet of Sound – Vegas Suite – In Heaven (Lady In The Radiator) – Death Horizon – Down To The Well – Vamos – The Happening – Nimrod’s Son – Is She Weird – Velouria – Mr. Grieves – Ana – Debaser – Here Comes Your Man – Cactus – All Over The World – Caribou – Monkey Gone To Heaven – Motorway To Roswell – Hey – Where Is My Mind?

Modest Mouse Setlist: The Stars are Projectors – Tiny Cities Made of Ashes – Teeth Like God’s Shoeshine – Fire It Up – Fuck Your Acid Trip – Wooden Soldiers – 3rd Planet – A Forrest – King Rat – Satin In A Coffin – Dashboard – Float On – Night On The Sun

PIXIES LINKS:

OFFICIAL SITE

FACEBOOK

X – TWITTER

INSTAGRAM

LIVE DATES

MODEST MOUSE LINKS:

OFFICIAL SITE

FACEBOOK

X – TWITTER

INSTAGRAM

LIVE DATES

Category: Live Reviews, Photo Galleries

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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