The Mountain Goats

Since discovering the service, I’ve been on Spotify near constantly while at my desk, but for the past couple of weeks I’ve been falling back in love with my vinyl collection. One album that I’d almost forgotten I owned but that I’ve listened to a half-dozen times since rediscovering it is The Mountain Goat’s 2002 effort Tallahassee.

Besides being home to both of my favorite songs by the John Darnielle-led indie folk rock band (“No Children” and “Game Shows Touch Our Lives“), the album is just a beginning-to-end stunner, and almost immediately after my first Tallahassee relisten, I headed over to The Mountain Goat’s website to see if they’d be playing LA any time soon.

At the time I checked they weren’t, but the music gods must be looking down upon me favorably because just this week The Mountain Goats announced an all-ages tour including a date at The Mayan Theater on June 17th!

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If you don’t win, I highly recommended purchasing a ticket. This is going to be an amazing night of music, so hopefully I’ll see you there!

The Mountain Goats Tour Dates:

Apr 15 – Northampton, MA — Pearl Street Nightclub *
Apr 16 – Boston, MA — Somerville Theatre *
Apr 17 – Hudson, NY — Club Helsinki *
Apr 19 – Chicago, IL — Old Town School of Folk Music *
Apr 20 – Chicago, IL — Old Town School of Folk Music *
Apr 21 – Iowa City, IA — First United Methodist Church *
Jun 05 – Denver, CO — Gothic Theatre ^
Jun 07 – Salt Lake City, UT — Kilby Court ^
Jun 08 – Boise, ID — Knitting Factory ^
Jun 10 – Seattle, WA — The Showbox ^
Jun 11 – Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom ^
Jun 13 – San Francisco, CA — Bottom of the Hill ^
Jun 14 – San Francisco, CA — Bottom of the Hill ^
Jun 17 – Los Angeles, CA — Mayan Theater ^
Jun 18 – Phoenix, AZ — The Crescent Ballroom ^
Jun 20 – Denton, TX — Dan’s Silverleaf ^
Jun 21 – Houston, TX — Fitzgerald’s ^
Jun 22 – Austin, TX — The Mohawk ^
Jun 27 – Saxapahaw, NC — Haw River Ballroom *
Jul 25 – Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle (Merge 25) #

* John Darnielle solo
^ John Darnielle and Peter Hughes duo
# full band

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The Mountain Goats