Longstanding indie folk rock band, The Mountain Goats, have confirmed a headlining concert at the Top Hat on Saturday, August 31, 2019.
The band, based mostly in North Carolina, is made up of John Darnielle, Peter Hughes, Jon Wurster, and Matt Douglas. Darnielle started under the Mountain Goats moniker in 1991 and released the debut album Zopilote Machine in 1994. They’re known for their prolific output of music, often releasing low-fidelity cassette only recordings during the mid 90s before switching to a more polished style with the release of Tallahassee in 2002. Since then, they’ve released 9 more albums with their most recent recording Goths coming out in 2017.
Their songs often seek out dark lairs within which terrible monsters dwell, but their mission is to retrieve the treasure from the dark lair & persuade the terrible monsters inside to seek out the path of redemption. As Axl Rose once memorably asked, in the song “Terrible Monster”: “What’s so terrible about monsters, anyway?” This is the question the Mountain Goats have been doggedly pursuing since 1991. They will never leave off this quest until every option has been exhausted.
Tickets go on sale Friday, January 25th at 10AM at The Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Presale tickets are available Jan. 24 (details below). All tickets are general admission standing room only with limited bench seating available on a first come first served basis. All ages are welcome. Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here.
* $1 from every ticket goes to support Hope Creek Academy whose mission is to provide an alternative educational environment designed to individually accommodate the unique learning styles of students with learning disorders and other disabilities who have not previously experienced success in a classroom setting.