Four-piece Nashville resident rockers MODOC bring a huge sound laden with heavy, catchy riffs and tight vocal harmonies. They’ve exploded on the local and national music scene, garnering buzz from appearances at festivals like SXSW, and praise from notable producers and musicians, including Grammy-winning rock producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush, Queens of the Stone Age). After the jump, we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for MODOC’s CD release show this Friday night at Mercy Lounge, where they will be joined by local law-abiding citizens Blackfoot Gypsies and pop/rockers Goodbye June.
One thing that takes a rock band from “good” to “great” is the ability to switch tempos and add unexpected changes into their music without falling apart and losing the feel of the song. MODOC, in my opinion, falls into the “great” category, because they not only embody the aforementioned quality in their music, but they make it look easy. Check out their video below to get down to overdriven guitar, a chunky, fuzzy bassline holding down the groove, and powerful drum fills which lead to an explosive, catchy chorus in “Devil on My Shoulder,” which was featured on ABC’s 666 Park Avenue last fall.
One lucky winner will score a pair of tickets to the show AND a free copy of MODOC’s new album. Here’s how you can win:
- E-mail [email protected].
- Put “MODOC Contest” in the subject line.
- Provide us with your first and last name.
- (optional) For a bonus chance to win, RSVP to the event on Facebook and share it on your wall. (Let us know in your e-mail if you did this and we’ll enter your name a second time).
You and your guest must be 18+, per the show’s age requirements. Winner will be selected Friday (8/9) at 12PM.
MODOC will perform w/ Blackfoot Gypsies & Goodbye June at Mercy Lounge on Friday, August 9th. The show starts at 9PM, is 18+, and tickets are available here for $10.