Music essay1 - Elissa Patterson Intro to Western Music...

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Elissa Patterson Intro to Western Music – Malone Ryan – Tuesday 5-6 October 13, 2004 Searing heat, thousands of people, no shade to be found, this might sound like a third world country, but, alas, it is ACL. This year was my first experience of the enormous Austin City Limits Music Festival, and it definitely was a different experience. I went with my friend, Tim. The band I was most excited about was Modest Mouse. They have been my favorite band for years and even though I saw them at Stubb’s last year, I was still looking forward to their performance. My faith in Modest Mouse has been shaken lately. With their latest album and its constant radio airplay, I was interested to see if they would play a set to please new fans or their longtime fans who crave the weirder, less mainstream of their albums. Modest Mouse came out with guns a blazing, playing a couple older tracks, but seemingly left their heart at the door. Perhaps it was the midday sun, or the fact they played a full set in town at Stubb's last night, but the
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