The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle to visit SF as part of book tour

The terms 'brainy,' 'erudite,' and 'literary' get thrown around a lot when it comes to describing cerebral songwriters, but The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle is truly in a league of his own — a nerd above all other rock nerds. When he’s not writing concept albums for The Mountain Goats about old-school wrestling icons or esoteric religious texts, Darnielle is a budding novelist. His debut book, Wolf in a White Van, was released in 2014 to commendable critical reviews, and next February he’s set to produce his second novel, Universal Harvester. According to the synopsis on Amazon, the books [...]

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Noise Pop: Wednesday Night Preview!

Noise Pop's second evening steadies the pace with memorable solo performances at SF's Music Halls-- Stephen Malkmus at the Great American and John Darnielle (Mountain Goats) at the Swedish American  -- but there’s plenty of other great pickings. Sights and Sounds helps contribute to the longwinded philosophical debate of what it truly means to be an artist. Park Life gallery will display the fine art of those we know as musicians, namely Mark Mothersbaugh (Wes Anderson’s go-to composer, and of Devo), Bianca Casady (the Coco, her sister is the Rosie) and our neighborhood pal John Vanderslice, among others. A notable [...]

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