Modest Mouse Brings a Memorable Night of Indie Rock to Madison’s Breese Stevens Field


Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Modest Mouse brought their indie rock sounds from the Pacific Northwest to the Midwest, as the Isaac Brock-led group brought their 2017 Fall Tour to the Breese Stevens Field in Michigan Madison. From Washington state to Washington Ave., Modest Mouse played a catalog of their biggest hits, B-sides and fan favorites for the Wisconsin crowd, all while delivering a memorable night of live music.

From the very beginning the crowd was engaged as Modest Mouse performed a collection of songs from across their discography. Despite being over two years removed from their last LP, Strangers to Ourselves, and over a decade past the release of their mega-successful single, ‘Float On’, Modest Mouse hasn’t lost a step when it comes to owning the stage, which is to no fan’s surprise.

While Madison’s Breese Stevens Field saw summer concerts this season from artists like Ryan Adams and Wilco, Modest Mouse closed out the outdoor venue’s year on a high note. Performing a different setlist last night than the tour’s previous dates, Modest’s potpourri setlist reached from their newest album to their 1996 debut. Although you can’t always bet on Modest Mouse to perform some of their biggest singles, like ‘Float On’ and ‘Dashboard’, Saturday’s setlist included both and its diversity helped make the show so great.

The entire night was near perfect, despite Issac Brock thinking that he was in Michigan, until his band corrected him. Embarrassed, Brock turned the error into a joke, later acting like he was in Florida, Washington and more. Modest Mouse made up for the error and then some, in part by playing ‘Float On’.

And to put the cherry on top, Modest Mouse ended their performance with a 30-minute encore, adding to the Wisconsin Badger’s football win by giving Madison another reason to celebrate on the chilly Saturday night.

Check out our photos from last night’s performance below, and get tickets for the remaining tour dates here.

Photos by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

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October 1 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
October 3 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace
October 4 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live
October 6 – Ithaca, NY @ State Theater
October 8 – Northampton, MA @ Smith College
October 10 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s
October 11 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
October 13 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theater
October 14 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theater



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