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Historically, April 1st is a calendar date filled with goofs, gags, tricks, and jokes. But this coming April Fool's Day, John Darnielle will be all business when he brings his longtime indie folk-rock outfit The Mountain Goats to the Bearsville Theater. He recently hinted at the idea of digging out some early gems for this short spring tour, giving hope to the many fans of this California outfit of the surprises to be enjoyed on this upcoming trek, which is happening on the 25th anniversary year of the singer's formation of the Goats. Of course, one can also expect songs from Darnielle's latest LP, Beat the Champ, as well. The album, which was released in April of last year, expounds upon his love for the regional professional wrestling he watched growing up on the West Coast, with songs that reference such legendary figures of the squared circle as Chavo Guerrero, The Shiek, Brusier Brody, and Luna Vachon. It's a brilliant collection of songs that really digs deep into the psyche of these characters and their life in the ring, oftentimes—as on cuts like "Animal Mask" and "Foreign Object"—using the sport's terminology as an allegory for more personal topics. Tickets: $25/$30. Bearsvilletheater.com.

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