Tag Archives: John Darnielle

Hood to Hood Day 2015: John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats are one of those bands we’ve been championing since back when we were known as KCMU, so we were especially honored when frontman John Darnielle flew into town a day early just to play our KEXP Hood-to-Hood broadcast. (KEXP presents The Mountain Goats at a sold out show tonight at The Showbox.)Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, September 22nd • Orenda Fink at Barboza // 21+ (more info) • The Aislers Set at Neumos // 21+ (more info) Tuesday, September 23rd • Bob Mould Band, Cymbals Eat Guitars at The Neptune // All Ages (more info)

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KEXP Suggests: Mountain Goats and Dustin Wong at Columbia City Theater 6/23

Stephen Colbert loved them so that he personally invited the band to make their national television debut on the Colbert Report.  GQ remarked, “[Singer/Songrwriter] John Darnielle’s not just one of the greatest songwriters working today — he’s probably one of the greatest working writers.”  Fusing his love of trash metal with indie folk rock, DanielleRead more…

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Video: John Darnielle Sings Pro-Union Folk Song

As labor unions in remain in a deadlock with Wisconsin state governments over collective bargaining rights, John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats posted a video of himself performing “There Is Power in a Union”, a folk song by labor activist and late-19th/early-20th century songwriter Joe Hill. Writes Darnielle, “Everybody knows I don’t generally do theRead more…

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Romanian Names, Bloody Fists and Dead Oceans: An Interview with John Vanderslice

interview by Jim Beckmann Last week, during KEXP’s broadcast from Berkeley, John Vanderslice offered us a preview of his forthcoming album when he performed two new songs live at Opus Music Ventures studio. Accompanied only by Matthias Bossi on a portable drum kit, John played a stripped down set that was characteristically, and literately, probing,Read more…

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