On April 19, they will be at it again with a concert at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, North Carolina. The Mountain Goats, Mac McCaughan, Greg Cartwright and Tara DeFrancisco will be playing. The tickets are $20 and go towards The Coalition to Protect North Carolina Families' goal of defeating Amendment One. Simply put, the money goes to lobbying against Amendment One and promoting events like these to reach out to other voters. It's for a great cause, and I'm as apolitical as they come: in my opinion, it's a common sense issue - if two people love each other, it's simply wrong to keep them apart. But this blog isn't for politics, it's for music. The other great thing about the concert is the performers! I cannot believe how fantastic this lineup is.
|The Mountain Goats are native to the plains|
The Mountain Goats have been around for a long time. John Darnielle, singer-songwriter of the group, is typically thought of as one of the premiere lyricists in the world in music at this time. His folk-based music is inspired by everything from contemporary Christian music, like the album "The Life of the World to Come," to folkier narratives, like in his album "Tallahassee." John Darnielle is also a metal-head. He writes in metal columns frequently and wrote the 33 1/3 book for Black Sabbath's "Master of Reality." He's released hundreds of songs, none of which I would consider bad. As he continues to write music, his arrangements have become more complex, but his music retains a great pop-sensibility.
Listen to their song "No Children" Here
|Mac playing at Pitchfork Music Festival|
Listen to the Superchunk song "Hyper Enough" Here
|Greg Cartwright Playing his Git-Box|
|Tara not getting any service|
Listen to The Reigning Sound's take on the classic song "Stormy Weather" Here
Tara DeFrancisco isn't a musician, or at least not that I know of, but is a great improv comedian who has worked at the famous iO (ImprovOlympics) and Second City of Chicago. Pretty sweet. She still works in Chicago, but also tours. She's sure to have a great bunch of things to say for you stand-up-yuppies.
All in all, it's going to be a great evening with great entertainment for a great cause (and there's food trucks, so just get the ticket!"
You can buy your ticket Here