Los Angeles has always been an underrated sadboi town. Sure, there’s nine billion things to do any given weekend but for some reason no invites ever make it to your inbox, and the few that do, *sigh* well you’re not really in the mood to do those ones. So you’ll chill out in your apartment and be sad while you contemplate writing a blog article about how the interconnectedness of technology is actually isolating despite its persistent promise that it will bring people together.
How about this time, instead of stating the obvious on a blog. You can hang out with a bunch of other sadboi’s at a Mount Eerie show. Wait, you want to talk to people? Oh hell no, absolutely not, no one will say a single thing during this entire show, trust me I saw his last tour and people were unsure if we were even allowed to applaud. You think that the type of people who go to this show have the social skills to strike up a casual conversation, they absolutely do not. Once the music starts playing that will actually be a good thing, I promise.
If sad is what you’re looking for you really could not get any sadder than Mount Eerie. However just referring to him as an artist who makes “sad music” is doing him one of the biggest disservices you could ever do to an artist. In 2017 and 2018, in the wake of great personal tragedy he released two albums A Crow Looked at Me, and Now Only. Both of these albums are among the best of their individual years of release, if not the best, and represent some of the most powerful and affecting songwriting I’ve ever had the privilege of hearing.
This tour appears to be part of a gearing up period to build anticipation for the upcoming album Lost Wisdom pt. 2 which is a collaboration between Mount Eerie and Julie Doiron, formerly of Eric’s trip. The tour features Julie Doiron as well, who will open the show and collaborate on new songs like the recently released “Belief pt.2.”
Every Mount Eerie show is a deeply personal affair, both for the artist and the audience. I can personally attest that I’ve never been to a more affecting show in my life. This is a must see show even if it feels small, because when you’re there you’re the only person in the room.
Location: Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Address: 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Tickets are sold out but are available for purchase via resellers