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Modest Mouse to Headline Frost Fest at Stanford

Frost Amphitheater is being ‘revived’ this summer.

Stanford is de-frosting the Frost Amphitheater next month with a three-act show headlined by Seattle indy rock goliath Modest Mouse.

Tickets for the show went on sale at noon Monday, and are available to the general public and students alike. Eyes Lips Eyes and Benajmin Francis Leftwich will also be performing at Frost Fest.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics to the gently sloping lawn in front of the amphitheater. The event is alcohol-free.

"What I love most about Stanford is that students have eclectic tastes in music. You can walk from house to house on the Row and hear everything from modern electronic dance music to bluegrass, indie rock to hip-hop," Stephen Trusheim, '13, one of the organizers of the Frost Revival, told Stanford News Service. "When we thought about Frost, we wanted to let Stanford and the entire Bay Area experience rock the way rock was meant to be experienced – in a beautiful, open, outdoor venue surrounded by your closest friends."

Frost Amphitheater has a rich history, including performances by Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Miles Davis, and the Grateful Dead. The last big act to perform there was Mos Def in 2006.

The venue opened in 1937 and was designed by Leslie Kiler (class of 1924).

Mark Weiss April 24, 2012 at 04:59 PM
This is great. Congrats and break a leg to SCON. On the other hand, I think Modest Mouse peaked with "Lonesome Crowded West". And this will be a million times cooler than Maroon 5 playing for a large corporation on top of a parking structure.
Michie May 10, 2012 at 09:26 PM
What time sorry
Aaron Selverston May 11, 2012 at 07:25 AM
Mark, totally agree that "Lonesome" was their peak. Michie, it's 3-7:30pm.

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