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Modest Mouse and Brand New perform in Tampa on Saturday

Isaac Brock with Modest Mouse will perform Saturday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.
Isaac Brock with Modest Mouse will perform Saturday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE

Modest Mouse had its biggest commercial success 12 years ago with the release of its fantastic album “Good News for People Who Love Bad News” and the wonderfully quirky and catchy single “Float On.”

If you only pay attention to mainstream music, you may have forgotten all about singer Isaac Brock and his band. But Modest Mouse has been plugging along, mostly doing live shows. Johnny Marr, the guitarist and songwriter from the Smiths, even joined for a couple of years.

Last year, the Mouse released “Strangers to Ourselves,” its first album in eight years. It wasn’t as commercially or critically successful as “Good News,” but it peaked at No. 3 on the charts.

Modest Mouse will be in Tampa this weekend, for a Saturday performance at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre.

Opening the show is Brand New, a solid second-tier alternative band from Long Island. They also reached their popular peak a few years back (they haven’t released an album since “Daisy” in 2009), but they still have an ardent fan base. Brand New’s music has been described as alt-rock or emo, and the cite Modest Mouse as an influence.

Details: 7 p.m. July 9, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301, Tampa. $25.95-59.85, plus service charge. 813-740-2446, livenation.com.

Marty Clear: 941-708-7919, @martinclear

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