The Mountain Goats – Tickets – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR – June 4th, 2017

The Mountain Goats

True West Presents at the Crystal:

The Mountain Goats

Holy Sons

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Crystal Ballroom

Portland, OR

$27.50 adv / dos

This event is all ages

The Mountain Goats
The Mountain Goats
True West Presents an intimate evening with John Darnielle to benefit The Oregon Institute for Creative Research

The Mountain Goats are an American indie folk band formed in Claremont, California by singer-songwriter John Darnielle. The band is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

100% of proceeds from this show will be going to The Oregon Institute for Creative Research.

About the Oregon Institute for Creative Research:
The Oregon Institute for Creative Research: E4, a 501(c)(3), is a platform for generating new models for theory and practice, research and critique, art and intervention, representation and verification; a school in which students and researchers work on major questions of pressing concern and global import in terms of intersections (Ethics, Æsthetics, Ecology, Education); and a project incubator for actuating optimal futures in the face of massive global change, political polarization, and environmental catastrophe. Towards this end, the OICR fosters the work of thinkers and makers devoted to tackling major challenges in new and innovative ways—scholars, theorists, researchers, journalists, documentarians, filmmakers, social-justice advocates, artists, writers, and poets.
Holy Sons
Holy Sons
Emil Amos, world renowned as drummer of the illustrious experimental rock groups Om and Grails, has an increasingly prolific, though relatively unknown, solo career under the moniker Holy Sons. Home recording over 1000 songs since the project's inception in 1992, Amos has spent the better part of the last two decades honing his song writing and production skills over a wide swath of genres in a mission to capture his internal world sonically.

Only a handful of shows have ever been played under the name (including opening stints for Quasi, Devendra Banhart, Will Oldham, J Mascis, Daniel Johnston, and a show at a community center in Dharmasala, India) and none of the records have been traditionally promoted, developing a dedicated underground fan-base through word of mouth alone.

Survivalist Tales! is Holy Sons' 9th record, and represents the apex of Emil Amos' obsession to push stylistic genres to their breaking point while wrenching psyche-anthems out of the darkest frontiers of self-confrontation. The songs are a seemingly impossible blend of nightmarish Blade Runner-esque moog music with the darkest side of 70's easy-listening psyche and feature some of the most unabashedly soaring choruses Amos has ever put to tape.

Combining avant-sound collage with lyrics culled from the hard-won truths of self-exploration, Survivalist Tales! builds a beautiful imagining of future music. For the first time ever Amos is poised to present the project publicly; this upcoming tour can legitimately be described as Holy Sons' first tour.