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The Mountain Goats

by The Staff on April 17, 2014

Club Helsinki, Thursday


The Mountain Goats are mainly John Darnielle. And his guitar. And his songs. It was that way for a very long time. Darnielle started recording under the name in the early ’90s before getting picked up by 4AD in the early aughts. Now the band are a proper (power?) trio featuring longtime bassist Peter Hughes and Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster. But Darnielle’s poetry remains the main attraction. In 2012, the group released Transcendental Youth, which received string and horn treatment from Owen Pallett and Matthew E. White, respectively. For this tour, they’ll be supprted by Erin McKeown. (April 17, 8 PM, $25-$35, 405 Columbia St., Hudson, 828-4800)