Modest Mouse: A Pretty Good Read by Alan Goldsher

Dec ’06
12:00 am

Alan Goldsher Book Release Event forModest Mouse: A Pretty Good ReadSaturday, December 2nd, 8:00 PM
Alan Goldsher will read for his newest book \”MODEST MOUSE: A PRETTY GOOD READ\” The Unauthorized Biography of the Platinum Selling Indie Rock Band Modest Mouse. Unruly, antagonistic, and often downright depressing, Modest Mouse seemed like one of the most unlikely candidates for mainstream stardom. Yet the band has pulled themselves through arrests and allegations to earn platinum record sales and primetime television guest spots, and become one of indie rock\’s most surprising success stories.
Journalist Alan Goldsher uncovers the strange, little-known details of Modest Mouse\’s unlikely rise, chronicling the band\’s difficult decade-long career, from the bottom of the Washington State indie rock scene to the current success of their records and ongoing international tours. He also reveals the troubled background and fractured history of Isaac Brock, the difficult and often abrasive front man who has spent as much time avoiding the media as he has attempted to control it. Thoroughly researched, sharply funny, and filled with pictures and posters from every step of the band\’s career, this unauthorized bio is perfect for new and old fans looking for the band\’s little-known history.
Writer/musician Alan Goldsher is also the author of \”Hard Bop Academy: The Sidemen of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers\” and the music-themed novels \”Jam\” and \”The Record Haus\”. As a bassist, Goldsher has recorded with Janet Jackson, Cypress Hill, and Naughty by Nature; toured the world with Digable Planets; and performed at the 1994 Grammy Awards. He is a regular contributor to Bass Player. Alan lives and writes in Chicago.
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