Modest Mouse came and rocked the Nokia Theatre last Thursday night with opening bands Love As Laughter and Man Man. i hooked up with Modest Mouse percussionist Joe Plummer, an old buddy i used to hang with when we were mischievous teenage skaters in Pleasanton, CA. Joe moved away when he was a junior in high school, leaving our old neighborhood and close friends for grungy Seattle, WA. After high school, Joe played and toured in bands such as Bare Minimum, The Magic Magicians, and The Black Heart Procession, among others. After living in L.A. for a couple years, he settled in Portland, OR where he started jamming with Isaac Brock from Modest Mouse before joining them on tour in support of 2004's Good News for People Who Love Bad News album. i finally caught up with my old friend on Thursday, and i spent the day catching up with Joe and chillin' with the bands and crew of Modest Mouse's current tour (including the legendary and super-cool Johnny Marr!). Below are some of my favorite moments from this most awesome day. See more at my flickr page.
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Thanks to the bands, Modest Mouse, Love As Laughter, and Man Man for letting me hang out for a day and snapping these sweet pics. Don't pass up an opportunity to see any of these bands when they come to your area - you will be rocked. Also a very special thanks to Joe for granting me access and permission to intrude on evryones rock 'n' roll lives. It was a blast.