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Modest Mouse

At Seattle’s biggest music festival, rain is not unexpected; still, the downpours at Bumbershoot ’09 were scary even for this neck of the Pacific Northwest. No bands got electrocuted, but the sound cut out during Black Eyed Peas’ set, so that’s something. Franz Ferdinand and Modest Mouse were huge draws as the three-day event came to an end last night: Isaac Brock even claimed he was performing with a cracked rib, “but I did it to myself.” The previous day, Yeah Yeah Yeahs enjoyed a rare break in the weather and introduced a new touring keyboardist named Jessica. Other highlights: kids crowd-surfing on an inflatable turtle during Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head, the reunited Os Mutantes at the KEXP Lounge, and De La Soul covering Gorillaz’ “Feel Good Inc” with a full band. Photogs Josh Bis and Josh Lovseth were on hand to capture all the excitement.

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Comments (8)
  1. Michael  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2009 -1

    I hope the photog has a really great excuse for missing the set of the weekend (Franz Ferdinand – band demonstrated how to put on a rock show, and the crowd responded in kind) yet including Cheryl Crow and All-American Rejects.

  2. khanley  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2009 0

    hey, you’re photo albums are REALLY, functionally speaking, annoying. the photos are great, but the navigation and jumpiness and constantly having to scroll and adjust and refresh is just a hassle. Maybe consider a newer app? otherwise, bravo!

    • It’s a step up from what we had before, but the next iteration will be much better/faster. It’s on the To Do list (a very long list).

  3. I do have an excuse! There were two of us shooting for Stereogum this weekend and covering the strange collection of bands that populated it. Franz Ferdinand played one of my favorite sets of the weekend, too. I was a little jealous he got to shoot that set, but I am looking forward to seeing his pics. I’m sure they’ll be great.

  4. Is it just me or does Isaac Brock look like Gerard Butler in these pictures?

  5. Cory  |   Posted on Sep 9th, 2009 0

    Was I the only one there who thought Modest Mouse was pretty weak last night?

  6. Heard that Modest Mouse were amazing!

  7. Camila Grey FMW!! (That is, For My Wife)

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