1. Cubs vs. Mets: Who Has the Cooler Musician Fans?

    October 18, 2015 10:30 AM EDT From Jose Bautista’s badass bat flip to Kyle Schwarber’s scoreboard-smacking home run to the Royals’ epic ALDS comeback, the Major League Baseball postseason has been one for the ages. It’s certainly been a wild, GIF-happy ride, and heyoo  -- there are still two rounds of baseball left to…

  2. How the 33 1/3 Series, In Spite of Two Shrinking Industries, Continues to Thrive

    February 25, 2015 11:27 AM EST How 'Harry Potter' made the long-running series possible. You've heard it before: music criticism as we know it is dying , replaced with editorial positions at Apple or lifestyle reporters masquerading as music journalists. But in one tiny corner of the publishing industry, at…

  3. Play Ball: Pete Wentz & Mountain Goats Talk Chicago Cubs' 2014 Season

    April 08, 2014 4:00 PM EDT What would it be like if the Cubs won the World Series? Chi-town experts weigh in. April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of their…

  4. #indierock: St. Vincent Goes Twitter-Happy for 'Strange Mercy'

    September 09, 2011 1:30 PM EDT On the Fourth of July, Annie Clark, who performs under the name St. Vincent , retweeted a nugget of wisdom from fellow indie mainstay John Darnielle of the band Mountain Goats . "On your deathbed, you will not say: 'I wish I'd spent more time talking about social media,'…

  5. The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle Talks 'All Eternals Deck,' Merge

    March 21, 2011 12:05 PM EDT Though he has been cited by some as one of America's best lyricists, Mountain Goats frontman/songwriter John Darnielle is also a journalist, novelist, hockey aficionado and rabid metal fan. He recently recorded a video of himself playing "There Is Power in a Union" in support…

  6. The Mountain Goats / March 19, 2008 / New York (Music Hall of Williamsburg)

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Mountain Goats show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg was a quick affair... The Mountain Goats show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg was a quick affair, and when I walked out on to North 6th Street an hour and fifteen minutes after John Darnielle had taken the stage, I was sure my watch…

  7. Aesop Rock Taps Into 'Bizarro World Darkness'

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Underground rapper Aesop Rock will release his fourth album, "None Shall Pass," Aug. 28 via Definitive Jux. The set features contributions from longtime beat collaborator Blockhead as well as vocals f Underground rapper Aesop Rock will release his fourth album, "None Shall Pass…

  8. The Hold Steady

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "I remember John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats once told me, 'You'll be really excited to see your name in The Billboard 200,'" Hold Steady vocalist/guitarist Craig Finn tells Billboard.com. "I coul "I remember John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats once…

  9. Pitchfork Music Festival / July 29-30, 2006 / Chicago (Union Park)

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On the scorching hot first day of Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, there was one band that was able to inspire an audience clap-along without any prodding from the stage. That band was Britain's Ar On the scorching hot first day of Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, there…