Sun, Aug 30th | 1:00 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2014 ♦ 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2014 ♦ 8:00 PM
4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000
John Darnielle, a.k.a. The Mountain Goats, gives us an intimate solo performance of his highly literate and endearing songs. Over the years, John has released music as The Mountain Goats in various permutations - first as a quintet, then as a duo, and often by himself. Darnielle's songs generally dwell on one or a combination of five subjects: conflicts within relationships that lead to irreducible contradictions, food, water, the mythology of pre-Columbian Mexico, and animals that can talk.
“…from the moment he stepped onstage…the crowd were in it for keeps…near the most affable, most charming frontman in current rock music.” - Magnet Magazine
Kevin Morby, known for his work as the singer/guitarist for the Brooklyn band The Babies and bassist for Woods, weaves songs out of tragedy and misfortune featuring a series of desperate characters playing out their dramas with the city as a backdrop. Morby's songs glisten with a haunting intimacy, and while he maintains that the songs are stories about other people, it's hard not to feel a piece of him in each one; a half-imagined, half-painfully personal world of lost love, addiction, violence and prayers for the departed.