Tag Archives: John Darnielle

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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