The Mountain Goats tour West Coast this summer, distracting grad students everywhere

The Mountain Goats tour West Coast this summer, distracting grad students everywhere

If you’ve ever taken an undergraduate beginner creative writing course in college, then the odds are you were taught by a graduate student who had a quaint fascination with The Mountain Goats and/or Tom Waits. Everything seems to remind the grad student of The Mountain Goats, including chalkboards, grass, telephones, and life in general. When The Mountain Goats announce a new album or tour, for the grad student it immediately becomes the only acceptable time to develop a boner for a goat.

Loosen your shorts: The Mountain Goats will tour the West Coast in support of their latest album on Merge, All Eternals Deck (TMT Review). The band will also play Lollapalooza in August and open for Bright Eyes on a few dates. Ironically, the same people who cried in the mirror listening to Bright Eyes in high school are now creative writing grad students who now cry in the mirror over their poor decision-making skills.


06.14.11 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
06.16.11 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
06.17.11 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret
06.18.11 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
06.20.11 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
06.23.11 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
06.26.11 - Bloomington, IN - Rhino’s Youth Center (solo set)
07.27.11 - Lewiston, NY - Artpark *
07.28.11 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion *
07.29.11 - South Burlington, VT - The Green At Shelburne Museum*
07.30.11 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
07.31.11 - Baldwinsville, NY - Papermill Island Amphitheatre *
08.03.11 - Grand Rapids, MI - Meijer Gardens *
08.04.11 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room *
08.05-07.11 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza

* Bright Eyes

• The Mountain Goats:
• Merge:

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