This week ended strong at Montclair’s Wellmont Theater, with two consecutive sold out shows, two top-notch opening acts (Surfer Blood and The Felice Brothers), two of the most beloved American Indie bands and — it must be pointed out — two nights of guitarists playing with their teeth (we love you, Jimi Hendrix). Both Death Cab for Cutie and Modest Mouse gave performances that made their respective fans scream loudly with amplified glee for hours, and for some, “float” above the heads of the wildly jumping audience in the kind of magical moment you only find at rock concerts.
You can hear the Grammy-nominated song for the audio quality here, but check out the crowd surfing and stage diving that Modest Mouse inspired when they performed their upbeat anthem “Float On” (stick with the short video below to at least :54 seconds to see the good stuff).
As the band’s lead singer and lyricist Isaac Brock says, “Don’t worry even if things end up a bit too heavy we’ll all float on alright.”
According to Wellmont officials, some big, newly-booked shows will be announced on Monday. If the fact that the Jayhawks‘ September 14 show just went on sale is any indication of what else is to come, we’re in for a wonderful autumn of music, right here in Baristaville.