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Music, All Shook Down The Mountain Goats Grapple with 'Human Horror' at the Fillmore, 12/14/12

The Mountain Goats Grapple with 'Human Horror' at the Fillmore, 12/14/12

The Mountain Goats Matthew E. White Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 The Fillmore Better than: Giving up entirely on people, life. So Friday, Dec. 14, was not a good day for trying to have faith in humanity. After a full 12…
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Music, John Darnielle: Mountain Goat, American Idol

John Darnielle: Mountain Goat, American Idol

"I'll tell you a very funny story," John Darnielle says. This is probably not the first funny story he's told today. Nor will it be the last. Today is a publicity day for Darnielle. When it's over, he will have…
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Music, All Shook Down The Mountain Goats Perform a Soundtrack Live at the Castro Theatre

The Mountain Goats Perform a Soundtrack Live at the Castro Theatre

The Mountain Goats (live film soundtrack)December 14, 2010 @ The Casto TheatreBetter than: Fumbling with the bong, trying to synch up Dark Side of the Moon and The Wizard of Oz. We've all surely heard the joke by now. The…
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Calendar, Night&Day Craggy Crimes of Passion

Craggy Crimes of Passion

In colder climes, nature is a force to be reckoned with. Mountain goats are well acquainted with this fundamental truth, especially lead Mountain Goat John Darnielle. The acclaimed lyricist and tunesmith warms our hearts with the world premiere of his…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: The Mountain Goats Solo at the Swedish American Hall

Last Night: The Mountain Goats Solo at the Swedish American Hall

The Mountain Goats SoloWednesday, February 25, 2009 Swedish American Hall at Cafe Du NordReview By Melissa BaronBetter Than: Going to a crowded, dancey, pushy Noise Pop show. Or listening to your Mountain Goats records at home.From recordings alone, one could…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats

New album Heretic Pride is more roughly cut than the Mountain Goats’ previous 4AD albums, and song titles like “How to Embrace a Swamp Creature” hark back to the band’s looser home-taping days. John Darnielle is still a tragicomic troubadour…
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Music, Noise Pop Preview: Mountain Goats Delve into Divine Dread

Noise Pop Preview: Mountain Goats Delve into Divine Dread

John Darnielle's songs operate with the grace of a slasher movie. They are precise in their depiction of messy situations, triumphant even in desperation, usually grisly, sometimes hilarious. His meth addicts have the wherewithal to tell you the exact street…
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Music, Hear This Mountain Goats graze through three sold out shows

Mountain Goats graze through three sold out shows

Portland's Charlie Salas-Humara is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist best known as Panther . Like a one-man short-wave set with purposely faulty control knobs, his new mini-album Secret Lawns integrates hellish hip-hop rhythms, surreal soul, arty/noisy collages, mock prog-rock pomp, and…
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Music, Hear This It's a big fucking deal all over again

It's a big fucking deal all over again

You can't really call this season we're in "summer" until the city's major radio stations host an outdoor audio orgy to kick things off in style. So here's Live 105 stepping up to the amphitheater with its annual BFD extravaganza.…
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Music, Reviewed The Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats is the name used by this singer/songwriter John Darnielle, who initially emerged during the golden age of cassette-released, lo-fi indie-folk circa '92. So, yeah, the dude is definitely one of them weathered indie-survivors. Now, my problem with…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Pray that John Darnielle's friends don't crash your party. Pray that they won't show up on your doorstep all strung out, pissed off, and half-cocked, ready to kill or fuck anything in their path. The Catholic who works at the…
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Music, Down  So Long

Down So Long

Mark Eitzel sits at a long table in a conference room, his trademark short-brimmed hat in front of him. He's sharing a panel on new technology issues at the CMJ Change Music Festival with a number of other artists, including…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Over the past 10 years, John Darnielle has been one of this country's most distinctive songwriters. The fact that his one-man band, the Mountain Goats, is hardly a household name has much to do with the roughness of his…
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It's a Bi-Fi World

This week's music feature takes us into the animal kingdom with a special guest, Gene Schoonveld, regional biologist for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. The featured animal is the Rocky Mountain goat. Schoonveld reports that the white and fuzzy 300-pound…
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