Stay married for a decade and watch how much goes unnoticed. She can gain 10 pounds in a month. Get a perm. Buy a new gown. Wear new perfume. After all those years, the pileup of minutia is easy to overlook. So it is with a local record label. If one sticks around long enough, you start to take all the great shows for granted, blind to the tiny imprint that sits just beside the barcode on a record jacket. This is why we invent anniversaries. Local labels arent just make-believe entities distantly responsible for your fun weekend. They are temples of blood and sweat. After a decade in the local game, Modern Radio has ascended to become one of the most highly reputed, fair-dealing, enterprising labels our Cities have known. It should only take a glance at the lineup for this Cedar show to remind you that if you've loved a great local rock band in the last 10 years, chances are they were brought to you by Modern Radio. The STNNNG. Vampire Hands. Skoal Kodiak. And a reunion of the Plastic Constellations, one of the most dearly missed local bands to break up in the 21st century. All ages.
Sat., Jan. 23, 5 p.m., 2010