Friday, November 12, 2010

Too many mouses in the house!

Danger Mouse, Modest Mouse, Mouse on Mars, Electronic, Ambient, techno, trance, disco, Music, drums, Bass,  There's Danger Mouse and Modest Mouse and Mouse on Mars, and I just heard that Mouse on Mars will be playing a show in Saigon tonight. Who knew?

Brian Joseph Burton (born July 29, 1977), better known by his stage name, Danger Mouse, is an American musician and producer. He came to prominence in 2004 when he released The Grey Album, which combined acapellas from Jay-Z's The Black Album with instrumentals from the album The Beatles (also known as The White Album). He formed Gnarls Barkley with Cee-Lo Green and produced their albums St. Elsewhere and The Odd Couple. He produced the second Gorillaz album, 2005's Demon Days, as well as Beck's 2008 record, Modern Guilt. He has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Producer of the Year category 3 Times (2005,2006,2008)

Modest Mouse is an American Indie rock band formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington by singer/lyricist/guitarist Isaac Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green, and bassist Eric Judy. They are based in Portland, Oregon. On April 6, 2004, Modest Mouse released their fourth album, the platinum-selling Good News for People Who Love Bad News, which scored two hits with "Float On" and "Ocean Breathes Salty" (both of which they performed on Saturday Night Live on November 13, 2004). The album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative Rock Album that year.

Mouse on Mars is a duo from Germany. Jan St. Werner, from Köln, and Andi Toma, from Düsseldorf who have been making electronic music since 1993. Their music is a sometimes quirky blend of techno, trance, disco, and ambient with a heavy dollop of analog synth sounds. Their music also utilizes live conventional rock instruments such as drums, bass and guitar. Mouse on Mars collaborated in the studio and toured with Stereolab in the mid 1990s - the results can be heard on Stereolab's Dots and Loops album.

Arguably the least famous of all these mice, Mouse on Mars will be performing live tonight in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) so that makes my daily task, to score a ticket. Live music, and certainly name bands are few and far between around here. Rats in the street are plentiful, but a mouse in the house? Well, that's gotta be something to see.
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