Modoc Record Release Show feat. Blackfoot Gypsies, & Goodbye June
New wrinkles in rock ’n’ roll formalism are rare — reworking the basics requires both passion and a healthy disregard for the rules. On last year’s Fortune & Fame, Modoc combine mannerist song structures and crafty codas with Clint Culberson’s tenor vocals. From Indiana, the band moved to Nashville in 2011, and their syncretic approach includes droll background vocals and metrical shifts. “Mother Mary” uses a chord progression similar to that of Big Star’s “Way Out West” and shifts from a melancholy introduction to a section featuring a Latinized funk groove. “All Is Fair” and “Hard Times” are rock-pop-blues tunes in the classic post-Big Star, post-Led Zeppelin manner, while other tracks sport guitar riffs that tie together sections of their revisionist rock compositions. It’s good stuff, and they’re getting better — tonight’s performance is a pre-release show for their forthcoming full-length, Modoc.
Fri, Aug 9 | 9:00 PM
The Mercy Lounge
18 and over