How to be Rude at a Bowery Ballroom Concert

On Monday evening, I attended a concert at the Bowery Ballroom — it was The Mountain Goats with opening band Matthew E. White. There were a number of occasions when I could not help but notice people being not just a little impolite but outright rude and I think that it is high time that you, if you are unaware, learn exactly how, you too, can join the ranks of people being rude at concerts.

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The All Eternals Deck Review

It seems like it has been a long time since the release of the last Mountain Goats album, 2009’s The Life of the World to Come. While this may not seem like much for the average band, consider that in the early 1990’s there were years in which two albums would come out. Granted these albums were recorded straight to boombox with no production — that didn’t detract from its amazing lyrics or musical quality.

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Experiencing The Mountain Goats Live

When I first started listening to The Mountain Goats in 2009, my co-worker who introduced me to their music would play a live recording of theirs, in part to introduce me to what it would be like to go and see them live. The recordings intimidated me because many of the songs had fans singing along with the songs, sometimes singing just as loudly as chief singer John Darnielle. I asked him if it was a regular occurrence to have everyone in the audience singing like that — he said that it was. I couldn’t help but think it would be awkward to be one of the few people in the audience to not be able to sing along like that and he assured me that it would not be an issue.

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A 2004 Mountain Goats We Shall All Be Healed Review

In anticipation of the release of the next Mountain Goats album, coming out at the end of the month, I have been listening to the entire back discography of the band and for some reason I have been coming back to this album. Let us consider this magnificent album and the ramifications of its release on the band and the direction that it started to take after it, leading up to the forthcoming album, All Eternals Deck.

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