The Mountain Goats
Matthew E. White
Friday, Dec. 14, 2012
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 hours of media consumption following the horrors of the day's events in Newtown, Con ... More >>
One of the breakout stories in San Francisco rock last year was that of Mikal Cronin, a longtime pal of local garage-rocker Ty Segall, whose debut album blew us -- and lots of others -- away. Well, it looks like Cronin's tuneful songwriting made its way into the ears of some folks over at vaunted in ... More >>
Somewhere between the hipster meccas of Brooklyn and S.F./Oakland lies Livermore, a quiet town of roughly 80,000 adjacent to the mild East Bay suburbs of Dublin and Pleasanton. While home to a number of nice wineries, including the venerable Wente, and even an In-N-Out burger, Livermore hasn't quite ... More >>
The last time Aesop Rock released an album, Hillary Clinton was running for president, tech nerds were lining up for a first-generation iPhone, and no one ever had to read or write headlines about Justin Bieber's hair. A lot's changed since 2007, and it's been a big half-decade for the MC as well. W ... More >>
The Mountain Goats (John Darnielle, solo)
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Swedish American Hall
Better than: A roomful of suicide.
Artists who habitually sing about their own (and others') brain troubles are sometimes hard to take, but the Mountain Goats' searching, quietly pained songs have consisten ... More >>
There is only Hard Times left for Absolutely Kosher.
Battered by the economic collapse and by titanic shifts within the music industry, the 13-year-old independent Berkeley record label that released albums from artists such as the Mountain Goats, the Wrens, Xiu Xiu, and Pinback's Rob Crow ... More >>
And stay dead! (Photo via.)
In its July issue, Wired magazine takes note of a disturbing trend: The apparent unwillingness among young, music-loving cool types to let the cassette tape die a complete and much-deserved death.
Noting that 2010 saw both the last new car ship with a tape player ... More >>
From SF Weekly's latest music section:
Different Fur owner/engineer Patrick Brown behind the board.Different Fur: Late in 2009, the Mission recording studio Different Fur played host to a night of local musical magic. Upstart Berkeley band the Morning Benders was recording a video with the t ... More >>
The Mountain Goats at the Castro Theatre last night. Pics by Chris.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 "how ma ... More >>
Joseph SchellEdward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros: festival favoritesMore music news today for festicationers: Sasquatch! Music Festival laid out its lineup last night at a party at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe. This Memorial Day Weekend (May 29-31) the indie rock caravans will head to Washington's ... More >>
Mission-based indie rock band Upstairs Downstairs juxtaposes dark, atmospheric lyrics with lush folk-pop melodies, crafting the perfect soundtrack for foggy, rainy days in the city. The year-old act will be recording its first EP this December. Title pending, the disc will be a collection of cu ... More >>
FacebookPayne: Feeding the unmet appetite.These days, radio is a medium often relegated to background noise -- buzzing through the kitchen, perhaps, as you prepare dinner. That's why it's so nice of Will Payne of Pirate Cat Radio to host Sound Bites, a fine, filling radio show about food you ... More >>
Autumn de WildeJay Farrar (left) and Ben GibbardWe reported earlier that Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Son Volt's Jay Farrar teamed up on the soundtrack to a new Jack Kerouac documentary, One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur. (The movie and the soundtrack come out Oct. 20). Now th ... More >>