Mountain Goats: Lee's Palace, Toronto, May 11, 2005
The Mountain Goats and Shearwater played a gig at Lee's Palace in Toronto on Thursday, May 11. Frank over on Chromewaves has the full concert report and great upclose photos. Here's a clip from the review:
"Thanks to the stripped-down arrangement and super-clean mix, Darnielle's frantic guitar playing and high, nasal vocals were loud and clear and well complimented by Hughes' loping, melodic bass playing and backing vocals. Although it was just the two of them, it never sounded thin or musically lacking. Three-quarters of the way through they brought out members of Shearwater to fill out the sound for the remainder of the main set, but even their contributions were kept relatively sparse. All in all it sounded great, and hearing the songs performed live only reinforces the fact that Darnielle is one of the best songwriters around. His writing ranges from joyous, depressing, poignant, angry and wickedly funny - sometimes all in the same verse, let alone the same song."
More of the review and photos of Mountain Goats & Shearwater concert on Chromewaves.net.