This tribute collection of 19 covers of one of early rock's most influential pioneers features legends (Paul McCartney, Lou Reed), indie A-listers (Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, She & Him), and -- would you believe? -- Kid Rock.
"Cowboy Dan" separates the believers from the unbelievers as Isaac Brock gives his Sermon on the Mount, a song of such devastating emotional power that you almost have to look away to catch your breath.
Corey Beasley kicks off a new Between the Grooves series here at Sound Affects that takes a detailed look at indie rock group Modest Mouse's 1997 album The Lonesome Crowded West. In this first installment: "Teeth Like God's Shoeshine", a song of singular force that introduces Modest Mouse as a talent impossible to ignore.
Most of the crowd was so involved in the idea that they were seeing Modest Mouse live that they didn't seem to give much of a damn about the sound quality. They were in the palm of Brock's hand the whole night.
In section one of a three-part series chronicling recent chart topper Modest Mouse's rise and the fallout from their newfound flirtation with fame and fortune, PopMatters reexamines a pre-breakthrough concert bummer.