December 19, 2006

The Mountain Goats and John Vanderslice: Down Under Tour

photo by kathryn yu

It seems like a helluva long way to go for 5 shows, but that's what these fine gentlemen will be doing for New Years... heading for Australia. Lucky bastards!

Very nearly one year ago to the day, John Darnielle, offered these two songs on his Mountain Goats website... after good friend (and sometime producer) John Vanderslice, had posted a free live show on his own homepage, Darnielle was prompted to offer a couple of mp3s himself and here they are.

cut off their thumbs
This is the post where these songs appeared originally.

I've seen both these artists live and highly recommend that you antipodeans seek out tickets, you won't regret it. Here are the dates and venues...

Australia 2007
December (Mountain Goats only)
30/31 - Marion Bay, Tasmania, Falls Festival (sold out)

January (the Goats and Vanderslice)
2 - Perth, WA, Club Capitol; tickets available from 78 Records, Mills Records, Planet Video, and Heatseeker
3 - Adelaide, S.A., Fowler's Live; tickets available from the venue or VenueTix
5 - Melbourne, VIC, the Corner Hotel
6 - Sydney, NSW, Century Theatre (formerly Metro Theatre); tickets available from Moshtix & all moshtix retail outlets
7 - Brisbane, QLD, the Zoo; tickets available from Rockinghorse, Skinnys, Butterbeats (City & Valley), Moshpit, Music Mania, Sunflower Records, or the venue.

The Mountain Goats MP3s
no children
star dusting
going to scotland

John Vanderslice MP3s
exodus damage
trance manual
pale horse

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More MP3s here.

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