The good news (ha ha) is the tour is going well; at least for Modest Mouse. (R.E.M.? Theyre still kinda disappointing.) Now, the Washington-based sextet has extended its schedule to include 10 extra dates, which it will headline solo after R.E.M.s final stop in Atlanta. The first of those shows, tonights 8 p.m. gig at the Fillmore (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach), will be the first time the band has played South Florida since they did a truncated set at Bang Music Festival in 2006. Itll be a perfect chance for SoFlas indie rockers to bicker about how much better the band was before 2003, or that its best days are yet to come, or that Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is ruining the sound, or whatever it is Modest Mouse fans whine about. Tickets cost $36.50. Visit www.ticketmaster.com, or call 305-673-7300.
Mon., June 23, 8 p.m., 2008