Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre | Englewood, Colorado
Two of the most iconic bands in the indie and alternative rock scene will ignite summer heat this June 30! Get ready for an evening of diverse sounds, guitar riffs, and introspective lyrics from the "Here Comes Your Man" hitmakers, Pixies, and the Washington-based rock band Modest Mouse. If you are looking for a show that will bring back the genuine feels of the alternative rock movement, their show at the Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre on June 30 is the place to be. Whether you have been a devoted fan of Pixies since their debut in the 90s or you have only discovered their music, you are more than welcome to jam with them. Sing along to their career-defining hits like "Cactus," "Giganti," "Debaser," and "Monkey Gone to Heaven," among many others. Modest Mouse will also thrill the famous Colorado stage with their hits, including "Good News For People Who Love Bad News," "The World at Large," "Float On," and many others. This co-headlining tour is definitely one of the biggest events of the summer, so don't be left behind in all the excitement. Reserve your tickets today. Hit the "Get Tickets" link to start your purchase.
The 90s rock was not only dominated by heavy metal or grunge, but it was also a blooming decade for indie rock. The grunge and Britpop movement of that decade was the result of indie rock artists who experimented with their sounds. Among the contributors to the popularity of indie rock are Pixies and Modest Mouse. Both excelled in their rock approaches. They were the masters of alternative rock during their heyday, which influenced the current alt/indie rock sound.
The "loud-quiet-loud" melodies and singing are signatures of Pixies. This way of performing their songs is a dynamic approach to rock music, deviating from the one-note and constantly high volume characterized by the genre. Their style did not end there, as they are known for incorporating male-female harmonies and for pushing forward highly expressive lyrics. With this solid style, it did not matter that they barely had support in releasing music. They dominated the charts and became one of the bands that popularized alternative rock.
In their career, which spans three decades, they came out with eight albums. Their early albums "Surfer Rosa" (1988) and "Doolittle" (1989) warmed up the scene for the alternative rock movement of the 90s. "Trompe le Monde" (1994) was their contribution to the movement. Due to a lack of mainstream support, Pixies broke up in the middle of the 90s and only came back in 2014. Nonetheless, they had made a mark, influencing the biggest acts of the genre, such as Nirvana, which used their "loud-quiet-loud" formula. When they came back twenty years later, they were celebrated by the scene. An icon was finally taking back their seat in the alternative rock pantheon. They released "Indie Cindy," which brought them success. This album led to other album releases, with "Doggerel" being their newest. Currently, the members include Black Francis, Joey Santiago, David Lovering, and Paz Lenchantin.
On the other hand, Modest Mouse benefited from the doors opened by bands like Pixies. They, themselves, shaped alternative rock. They use punk rock to create raw melodies that make a certain carefree feel. They built themselves into the 90s and emerged in the 2000s.
Their best years started with "The Moon & Antarctica" (2000). This success was followed by remarkable albums, "Good News for People Who Love Bad News" and their top charting "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" (2007).
The two alternative rock powerhouses will be co-headlining a North American tour. They will bring their angst at the Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre on June 30. Opening for them is an alt-rock legend, herself Cat Power. Buy tickets now!