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Friday Fix 6/15/12: “All Night Diner” by Modest Mouse

Sometimes I catch onto a song a bit after it’s come out… in this case I’m about a decade and a half outta the loop. Oh well. I heard this in a bar (bravo DJ dude) and spent the next three days trying to remember enough of a line to find it again. Thank goodness for the interwebs and my astute drunk memory.

“All Night Diner” by Modest Mouse: As soon as singer, Isaac Brock murmurs “Yeah… Yessssss…Yessssss” during the quirky, jamming bass intro backed by maracas (I hope?) I wanna finish the utterance with “this is gonna be so good.” His falsetto vocals harmonize with a dark whispering echo for a wicked sexy groove. The sing-song story-telling is the purest, unconventional Modest Mouse that we all know and love. There’s something about these imperfect male vocalists that kind of ropes me in (See: Cold War Kids and Spoon) . Passionate deliver and guttural shouts solidify my love of this song. Better I found it late, than never.

Summation of Sounds

Here’s what I’ve been up to since my last update. A sad state of affairs, truth be told. I need to get back into the swing of updating regularly. The universe dropped several clues on me this week to remind me how much I love this site and to keep doing what I love… because if not I’ll go completely batshit crazy (and I’m already halfway there.)

LadyFest: 3 Days of Rockin’ Females: June 1-3 – This preview got me amped for 3 days of lady-driven music. It was awesome, to say the least and I discovered a few bands to obsess over.

Summer Came: June Show Previews – This month serves up lots of San Diego greatness and a start to another wonderful summer of music in America’s Finest City.

EP Review: ‘Little Red Lung’ by Little Red Lung – LadyFest’s greatest gift to me was finding this band. I have a supreme girl-crush on singer Zoe-Ruth Erwin. She is made of awesome. ❤

Fire In Your Heels: Family Wagon, Terraplane Sun, & Strange Vine at the Casbah – After a week away from live music (not including 7 random minutes I spent at Eleven) I was more than ready for this show. If it sounds like I’m gushing in this review… it’s because I am.

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About Jen Van Tieghem

There aren’t many things I love more than music. While life spins away at a rapid beat I’ve realized it’s important to spend it doing what I love – enjoying music in San Diego. I have a handful of favorite venues, a heart full of favorite bands, and decided to write about it.

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