Modest Mouse fans gathered this week at KettleHouse Amphitheater for the bands’ 2021 summer tour.
Featuring multiple tracks from their newest album, The Golden Casket, this was the first studio album released by the popular alternative rock band in six years.
Crowds eagerly awaited the performance that sold out the KettleHouse earlier this week, playing under a welcomed smoke-free sky and cooler temperatures. Bonner was one of the first few stops on the second leg of the band’s North American tour that began at Lolopoloza in Chicago in July.
The Districts, who opened for Modest Mouse, gave an especially rousing performance. Based out of Philadelphia, the Districts have been touring alongside Modest Mouse throughout the summer and will continue through October.
Every musician in the band was extremely animated throughout the set and as a whole was a model for garage-style rock. The upbeat and headbanging songs you would expect out of an opener were on full display and set a high standard for energy for the rest of the night.
Born in Helena, Issac Brock, lead singer of Modest Mouse, paid homage to his Montana roots during the show, yelling out to the crowd that he was born in Montana.
The Golden Casket has received mixed reviews from critics. Largely experimental, the band toys with the idea of technological-based conspiracy theories. The majority of songs paint a dystopian view of the world and rely heavily on synthesizers to express the band’s distorted view of the world.
The tour will continue on to play the Knitting Factory Concert House in Washington.