The Mountain Goats and Jennifer O'Connor coming to The EARL, Nov. 3
Indie stalwarts The Mountain Goats will be at The EARL on Friday, November 3. I bought tix for this one a while back, and after having to miss the Athens Popfest show nothing's gonna keep me away from The EARL that night. I'll assume most of my readers will be familiar with the band, but if you'd like more info on John Darnielle or The Mountain Goats you can visit their official site or Wikipedia.
To give you a taste of the live show, here are a few tracks from Mountain Goats performances (courtesy of archive.org).
Mountain Goats - Pet Politics [live 6-23-2005; Silver Jews cover]
Mountain Goats - Dinu Lipatti's Bones [live 6-23-2005; with John Vanderslice]
Mountain Goats - This Year [live 9-20-2006]
Mountain Goats - Cubs in Five [live 2-18-2004]
Mountain Goats - Two-Headed Boy [Neutral Milk Hotel cover; via themountaingoats.net]
From the current release, Get Lonely:
Mountain Goats - Woke Up New
Recordings of these full concerts and others are available via the Live Music Archive.
Remaining Mountain Goats tour dates can be found here. You can read a nice interview with John Darnielle at *sixeyes.
Tickets to the show at The EARL are available online. The opener is Jennifer O'Connor, who I believe actually got her start here in Atlanta. I haven't checked out much of her stuff yet, but if this track (courtesy of Matador Records) is any indication, I want to hear more:
Jennifer O'Connor - Exeter, Rhode Island
And I don't think I've ever even been to Rhode Island.