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Critics' Pick: The Mountain Goats at Smalls

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[FOLK ROCK] + SAT., DEC. 2

Indie folk-rock band The Mountain Goats are probably best known for the popular track “This Year,” which asserts “I am going to make it through this year / If it kills me.” As we near the end of 2017 (unofficially the longest year of all time), this song and the Goats’ brand of dark-hearted optimism are especially resonant. The band’s latest, Goths, is a percussion-driven record which features Lou Reed-like crooning and lush horn sections. Catch the Goats at Mr. Smalls tonight, along with North Carolina post-punk group Jenny Besetzt.

8 p.m.
400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale.
$26. All ages.
412-821-4447 or www.mrsmalls.com






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