John Darnielle, the man behind alt-rock troubadours the Mountain Goats, recorded a third of new album All Eternals Deck with death-metal heavyweight Erik Rutan, who once played guitar with Morbid Angel and is currently fronting Hate Eternal. It’s no wonder then that Darnielle, who also writes about metal for the magazine Decibel, has song titles on this outing about such nefarious subjects as vampires, autopsies, and Liza Minnelli. Nonetheless, it’s these kind of nerdy quirks–as well as his nasal singing–that have built him a cult following over the past two decades. With Megafaun.
Mon., March 28, 8 p.m.; Tue., March 29, 8 p.m.; Wed., March 30, 8 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 16, 2011