Tag Archives: The Mountain Goats

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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Friday on My Mind: The Best Modern Day Songs to Ring in the New Year

After a week off, the feature Friday on My Mind returns. This is a collaborative effort with King 5 News to bring you a different “Top 3″ list centered on various musical subjects and themes. This week, we’re talking about the New Year. This week we’ve rung in the year 2012. Whether it’s the thoughtRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Blue Scholars with KEXP’s Larry Mizell Jr. at 2010 Capitol Hill Block Partyphoto by Steven Dewall Monday, June 13 Tijuana Panthers with Guantanamo Baywatch @ Chop Suey ($5, 8PM, 21+) (buy tickets) Long Beach meets the Northwest. Surf’s up, dude! The Tallboys @ Tractor Tavern ($6, 7:30PM) (info)

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Sonic Roundup 6/8

Sigur Ros frontman Jónsi is still going strong off the release of his solo debut Go, including the Record Store Day exclusive remix EP Go Out. Now, you can hear the Fuck Buttons remix for “Tornado,” right from Jónsi’s soundcloud. Jónsi – “Tornado (Fuck Buttons Remix)” Jamie xx, the mastermind behind the beats for UKRead more…

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The Mountain Goats Raffling Rarities for Charity

The Mountain Goats are known for their activism almost as much as their music, whether it’s John Darnielle performing pro-union folk songs and protesting with Planned Parenthood or auctioning off a single song demo tape with all the proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders. Now, the group is working with Women’s Medical Fund on aRead more…

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Out This Week 3/29

You’d pretty much have to be living under a rock not to know the new Radiohead album, The King of Limbs, is out in records stores today. If you can find one of the special newsstands nearby, you can also pick up the Radiohead newspaper, The Universal Sigh (not sold with the album). But theirsRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Mountain Goats – Birth of Serpents

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on TheRead 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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Photos from the Morning Show sessions at the Cutting Room Studios NYC, Pt. 1

This is the first of an ongoing series of installments showcasing the great photos shot during the KEXP Morning Show sessions at the Cutting Room Studios in New York City. This set includes acts from the boroughs of New York and around the world. We were treated to Brooklyn dance punk from Matt & Kim,Read more…

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Special Screening: The Mountain Goats, The Life of the World to Come at NWFF

The Mountain Goats, The Life of the World to Come playing April 17 only at Northwest Film Forum This is an hour of pure Mountain Goats. So pure in fact it is John Darnielle filmed playing without a audience, in an auditorium just a few months ago (Lyman Hall, at Pomona College, in Claremont, CA,Read more…

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