Neutral Milk Hotel - SOLD OUT

Price: $36

When: Ended 02/11/14

Where: First Avenue Mainroom

“I kind of keep to myself,” Jeff Mangum humorously replied to a female audience member who yelled a request to hang out after his sold-out solo performance at the State Theatre in 2012. Fortunately, the reclusive indie-rock hero has been hanging out more with friends since that solid comeback tour, which followed a 13-year hiatus from the stage. The next logical step was regrouping his old band Neutral Milk Hotel, whose 1998 album “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” has taken on mythical, “Pet Sounds”-like status among the Pitchfork.com generation. Reviews from the tour have been favorable, and set lists have included nearly all of “Aeroplane.” Opening is Elf Power, the most unsung band from the Athens, Ga.-based Elephant 6 label/collective that spawned NMH. (6:30 p.m. Mon. & 8 p.m. Tue., First Avenue, sold out.) Local favorites Communist Daughter, which took its band name from a Mangum tune, is playing next door after the first show with Ginkgo and Bad Bad Hats. Chris Riemenschneider


First Avenue Mainroom
701 1st Av. N.
Minneapolis, MN

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