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Music: Folk

The Mountain Goats w/ Matthew E. White

When

Oct 15, 2012 – Oct 16, 2012

Daily

Where

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The Bowery Ballroom (Venue Partner)

6 Delancey St

212.533.2111

Directions: JMZ to Bowery

Price

$25

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Could Transcendental Youth be the album that gives John Darnielle and his able sidekicks, Peter Hughes and Jon Wurster, Black Keys-level recognition? If we had our druthers it would. Arguably one of the best lyricists of his generation, Darnielle has been leading the Mountain Goats charge since the early '90s. His brand of folk rock visits dark places, and often inspires feedback like, "Your work has really made a difference in my life." For Transcendental Youth, the band's 14th full-length studio LP, Darnielle taps into his experience as a psychiatric nurse and comes up with songs exploring those suffering from various mental ills. A contender for yearend top ten lists (it already has a spot on ours), Youth is bolstered by a horn section arranged by Matthew E. White. This tour sees White opening. His stellar soulful debut, Big Inner, is also a must listen.

Mindy Bond, Flavorpill

Note: The Mountain Goats and Matthew E. White are also playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 13th and 14th.