This Friday at 8 p.m., Mark Kozelek plays the Magic Bag. It costs $20. Kozelek is an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor. He is best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of both Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters.
His voice sounds like what would happen if you made velvet out of velvet.
Dude can be intense, and opinionated, and sometimes is funny as well. He also causes people on the Internet to write long things about how scandalous he has been, and stuff. He is a talented performer, so hopefully you attend his show to see that rather than troll him (because, seriously, don't).
Metro Times music editor Mike McGonigal has written about music since 1984, when he started the fanzine Chemical Imbalance at age sixteen with money saved from mowing lawns in Florida. He's since written for Spin, Pitchfork, the Village VOICE and Artforum. He's been a museum guard, a financial reporter, a bicycle...