• Mon. Apr 15th, 2024

San Diego was taken over by two incredible bands on September 16th, and it would prove to be one of the most exciting shows of the year.

Modest Mouse was first up to hit the stage, with singer Isaac Brock rocking a Padres jersey, which of course made the crowd go nuts. It was a bittersweet set for fans, as the band lost founding member Jeremiah Green (drums) to cancer at the end of 2022. Nevertheless, the band played an incredible 16 song set that encompassed their 30 year career.

We Are Between
Tiny Cities Made of Ashes
Cowboy Dan
Back to the Middle
Fire It Up
Satin in a Coffin
King Rat
The Whale Song
3rd Planet
Float On
The World at Large
Teeth Like God’s Shoeshine
Shit Luck

Next up were the legendary Pixies. If you’ve not seen them or heard them, then what the fuck are you doing? They’ve influenced countless bands throughout their almost 40 year career. Black Francis, Joey Santiago, David Lovering, and Paz Lenchantin are by far four of the most talented musicians on the planet.

From the moment the band kicked into “Gouge Away” into “Wave of Mutilation” (which I think everyone did their best to score full points on Rock Band on), to the ending track of Neil Young’s “Winterlong”, the crowd did not stop moving. Screams of excitement and singing at full volume could be heard from the crowd the entire set. The biggest surprise I don’t think folks expected was a cover of “Head On” originally by the Jesus and Mary Chain.

Overall, it was one incredible fucking show, even if the beers did burn a hole in my wallet.

Gouge Away
Wave of Mutilation
Something Against You
Isla de Encanta
Head On
Planet of Sound
There’s a Moon On
Who’s More Sorry Now?
The Lord Has Come Back Today
Haunted House
Mr. Grieves
Nimrod’s Son
Bone Machine
Monkey Gone to Heaven
Death Horizon
Here Comes Your Man
Motorway to Roswell
Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf)
Where Is My Mind?

PHOTO CREDIT: All photos by Alex Sanchez for ZRockR Magazine – All Rights Reserved

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