Posted in music | pictures on May 28, 2008

photos by Chris Graham

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R.E.M., Modest Mouse & The National are now on tour together. They play MSG in NYC on June 19th. All three of them also played the first day of the annual Sasquatch Festival in Gorge, Washington this past weekend (Saturday, May, 24, 2008). It rained a whole bunch. More pictures and stuff from that below.....

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8:15 It started to ran. While Mother Nature threatened rain throughout the day, the sprinkles were beginning to fall hard. It somewhat seemed to be an appropriate time to rain considering Isaaquah's Modest Mouse was about to take the main stage. Something about seeing a Seattle band outdoors in the rain just felt right.

The group delivered lots of material from its most recent two records. We stuck around to hear "Dashboard" and "Fire It Up" performed in their dual-drumming glory (MM performs live with two drummers in case you didn't know). But Modest Mouse didn't neglect its older material. The romped through "Doin' The Cockroach," a song that had the masses in the moshpit bouncing away, as well as "Trucker's Atlas." I didn't stay too long because I wanted to catch the Breeders and because I had seen MM perform about a dozen times before. [Seattle PI]

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R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Michaelstipe), pelted with rain, put on a great, lean, hard-driving show. I realized as I stood there with all these teenagers that I saw R.E.M. 22 years ago in 1985 where they played in a weird auditorium at MIT and blew people's minds. No one did rock & roll like they did back then. With such mystery and intensity and poetry. [Rainn Wilson for Rolling Stone]
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REM's Setlist

  1. Living Well is the Best Revenge
  2. What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
  3. These Days
  4. Drive
  5. Accelerate
  6. Auctioneer (Another Engine)
  7. Man-sized Wreath
  8. Ignoreland
  9. Hollow Man
  10. Life and How to Live It
  11. Houston
  12. Losing My Religion
  13. Harborcoat
  14. The One I Love
  15. The Final Straw
  16. Let Me In
  17. Horse to Water
  18. Bad Day
  19. Walk Unafraid
  20. I'm Gonna DJ
  21. Supernatural Superserious
  22. Orange Crush
  23. Man on the Moon

stay tuned for the rest of the pics from the weekend

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Comments (6)

I just showed an educational video about biodiversity to my 7th grade science class and it had "End of the world as we know it" playing in th ebackground of this one part!

Posted by j | May 28, 2008 12:15 PM

Biodiversity is about life, not death. ~_-

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2008 1:38 PM

Good setlist ("Let Me In"!).Looking forward to seeing them at MSG on thursday.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2008 8:49 PM

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/ny-lijone0615,0,4641370.story

The National & Modest Mouse were great. Didn't stay for REM.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2008 12:25 AM

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