When I heard that The Mountain Goats were touring Australia I got very excited and then extremely frustrated because their Melbourne show isn’t all ages. Sometimes, no, most of the time, I really want to punch liquor licensing Victoria in the face. And they think that alcohol makes you violent…
If you’re yet to hear The Mountain Goats, I highly recommend that you do. While their sound differs between their lo-fi and high-fi albums, the main focus is always on John Darnielle’s brilliant and often depressing lyrics.
Their Australian tour dates are:
Sunday April 11 – The Zoo, Brisbane
Tuesday April 13 – Manning Bar, Sydney
Wednesday April 14 – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Friday April 16 – Fowlers Live, Adelaide
Sunday April 18 – The Rosemount, Perth
Forget what I said about Love To A Monster by Okkervil River being the most bitter break-up song ever, No Children is by far the most bitter I’ve heard. Who can beat lyrics like ” I hope I cut myself shaving tomorrow/I hope it bleeds all day long.” It’s dark, malicious and amazing.