For you Smiths fans out there, be advised that a certain guitarist will not be touring with Modest Mouse this time, though they insist he’s still in the band. Even without Johnny Marr, though, Isaac Brock still has his shouts, yelps, and hyperactive persona to fall back on. Brock’s the kinda guy who likes to let the songs speak for themselves, which they do, but Marr’s increasing friendly stage banter will be missed even more than his playing. With Japanese Motors, Mimicking Birds, and Tab the Band.
Sun., March 15, 8 p.m., 2009