Music Fest NW 2009 : Day Five

<img src="" alt=" " />Day 5 wrapped up with Modest Mouse frontman, Isaac Brock's Glacial Pace Showcase at The Crystal Ballroom. ...
Music Fest NW Day Five

Music Fest NW Day Five

Day 5 wrapped up with Modest Mouse frontman, Isaac Brock’s Glacial Pace Showcase at The Crystal Ballroom.  Sadly, many of us missed the first two bands (Morning Teleportation and Mimicking Birds.)  The culprit you ask?  Another never ending line, of course!  Maybe there’s something to be said for those VIP wristbands after all…


Glacial Pace Recordings Showcase @ Crystal Ballroom

Love As Laughter, 9:00 PM

Love As Laughter

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What happens when old school indie rock romps with classic rock?  Love As Laughter.  Who were those three mysterious ladies providing backing vocals and tambourine assistance?  The band never did clue us in!

who are those girls?...



Modest Mouse, 10:00 PM

Modest Mouse

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New songs, old songs, and songs in between, there was something here for every fan in the house.  The mighty Modest Mouse (QRO album review) just keep getting better and better.  The band came to play, tearing it up and giving a show filled with sheer force including two sets of thundering, crashing drums, and a stage chock full of additional instruments.  Isaac even manipulated his voice on a tricked out mic a time or two, sounding just like a didgeridoo.

Modest Mouse

To cap off the festivities, Isaac gave what will surely be remembered as the biggest WTF moment of MusicFest NW 2009, when he proclaimed that if he makes a lot of money from the newly signed bands on his label he would like to own a bunch of jet skis.  And those jet skis would pull him around on a Isaac Brockchariot.  And if he had those jet Isaac Brockskis, everywhere he goes would need to be flooded with water, preferably water made from tears.  But not just any tears–the tears of the vanquished!  ‘Tis true people.  I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.  Oh, Isaac thanks for doing your part to Keep Portland Weird, and ending MusicFest NW 2009 on a truly high note!

now where's my jet-ski?!?


all photos by Autumn Andel

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