I highly encourage you Seattle folks to go see Moderat at the Nepchune on August 28th. It's the fantastic pairing of Apparat and Modeselektor and it's going to be mind blowing. I'm considering finding a way to come up for the show.
You will absolutely love it, Nadine! It's like Modeselektor, but with the occasional light melodic section, it's definitely got more life because of Apparat's contributions. Listen to this song and tell me it's not great. I listened to their album when I posted about them earlier today and it made me REALLY want to make that trip to Seattle to see them. It's such a great album, and they've got a new one coming out in the fall too. I recommend giving their whole album a listen from front to back, it's one of my favorites from the last long time.
Actually, not sure if you were there or not, but last year Apparat played at Sasquatch too! He's evolved over time, he used to be a dj/producer, but now his music is almost fully acoustic and he's had a weird transformation over time. He's a very talented man and his band's performance at Sasquatch (very inappropriately placed in the dance tent) was beautiful.
Excellent call, weenie. His presence alone means that I am seriously considering the festival, especially considering I have all my family in Bellingham so I wouldn't even have to drive 6+ hours in a day to get there.
I'm just going to post one more Moderat song because I love them so deal with it. This song is very dissimilar to the other one I posted and shows the opposite end of their spectrum. They definitely still get down with some weird ass Modeselektor beats.
Also, I didn't mention, but that Modeselektor show at Coachella was crazy. I was only watching from the stream, but I could see how crazy everyone was going in there. That looked like an amazing show. That plus SBTRKT were the ones that made my jaw drop via the stream.
I'm obsessed with Moderat. Modeselektor is awesome, and Apparat is inconsistent but sometimes great, but Moderat has been nothing but spectacular. This is my favorite track and one of my favorite songs, period:
I don't think I would leave the theater if they played that live.
Post by Horned Gramma on Jun 30, 2013 19:01:02 GMT -5
Ended up with free tickets to the Guster/Ben Folds Five/Barenaked Ladies show last night (thanks, Nadine's mom!).
All three were huge favorites of mine sometime between 1996 and 2000. All three put on great shows (particularly BNL; can't even try to lie, I still love them.)
Then we went to Denny's. Then I ate a Moons Over My Hammy. Them my mom gave me an extra long hug when I got home to see if I had been smoking. Then I watched two hours of Kids in the Hall and a re-run of Win Ben Stein's Money on Comedy Central. Then Airheads came on for the millionth time, so I played Mario 64 instead. I played it for so long I was almost late for homeroom! When I got there, Mr. Bakovich took my chessboard away and he didn't even say why! I would have gotten detention if he'd heard what I said to Trevor after he walked away.
Pretty Lights Fall Tour. Definitely hitting up that Missoula show. Electronic music in the Adams Center. Wouldn't have thought I would see the day.
October 10 The Midland by AMC Kansas City, MO October 11 Chaifetz Arena St. Louis, MO October 12 ILLUMINATION @ Greer Stadium Nashville, TN October 13 Surprise Performance TBA October 16 Outdoor Arena Auburn, AL October 18 Surprise Performance TBA October 19 Surprise Performance TBA October 22 Township Auditorium Columbia, SC October 23 Surprise Performance TBA October 24 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA October 25 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA October 26 Life Is Beautiful Las Vegas, NV October 27 Mountain Oasis Asheville, NC October 29 Surprise Performance TBA October 30 Mullins Center Amherst, MA October 31 Times Union Arena Albany, NY November 1 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ November 2 Oakdale Theatre Wallingford, CT November 3 Surprise Performance TBA November 7 Masonic Temple Detroit, MI November 8 To Be Announced Chicago, IL November 9 To Be Announced Chicago, IL November 10 To Be Announced Chicago, IL November 13 Palace Theatre Louisville, KY November 14 Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI November 15 Pershing Center Lincoln, NE November 16 Myth St. Paul, MN November 17 Concert Hall at The Venue Fargo, ND November 20 Adams Center Missoula, MT November 21 Knitting Factory Spokane, WA November 22 Showare Center Seattle, WA November 23 Memorial Coliseum Portland, OR November 27 Summit Pavilion Reno, NV