The Mountain Goats coming to Crowbar in Ybor City
But since none of them are coming to Tampa anytime soon, we'll happy take the Mountain Goats.
The California-bred, North Carolina-based indie rock outfit, whose sweet ballad Love Love Love still gets decent play on our iPod, will perform Jan. 25 at Crowbar. Nurses will open the show. Tickets are $14-$17. Click here for details.
Among indie rock fans, John Darnielle is a true thinking man's, um, thinking man, delivering catchy songs so simple you almost overlook their poetic lyrics and lush orchestration. Their fans are ardent enough that Darnielle was once a guest on the Colbert Report, and in 2010 they signed to Merge Records, home to Arcade Fire, Spoon and She & Him, among others.
Now the question becomes: Would you be more excited or less excited if Ybor City were being invaded by ACTUAL mountain goats? We can't decide. Discuss amongst your friends.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: DL Anderson