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The Mountain Goats


Showbox (map) Downtown
Tue., June 10 2014 21+

Kelly O

You never forget where when you first fell in love with the Mountain Goats. For me, it wasn't immediate—when a rhapsodic friend pressed All Hail West Texas on me in early 2002, the lo-fi trickle of sound slid right past me. But later that year came Tallahassee, where the Mountain Goats sound flowers into a dramatic lushness that serves as a perfect cocoon, backdrop, and springboard to John Darnielle's concisely literary lyrics. But my deepest Mountain Goats love came two years later, with the release of We Shall All Be Healed, a stunning musical chronicle of lives wrecked by meth, where Darnielle's music achieves a ghostly grayness that eerily makes audible the characters' hollowed-out exhaustion; it's an even better Beautifully Upsetting Drug Album than Tonight's the Night. Tonight, the Mountain Goats perform at the Showbox and you should expect brilliance. (Also, the last MGs release was 2012's Transcendental Youth. Will tonight's show be a late victory lap for that beautiful achievement? Or might it feature early glimpses of what's coming next?) DAVID SCHMADER

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1426 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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