Jeff Mangum announced a string of 2013 tour dates today, including a January 14th date at Southern Theatre.
Today, Jeff Mangum announced a new run of tour dates beginning January 9 in Buffalo, NY and wrapping up February 16 in North Adams, MA. Support will include Tall Firs, Briars of North America and the Music Tapes. A portion of the proceeds for these shows will benefit Children of the Blue Sky, which aims to place orphaned Mongolian children with foster families. A full list of Jeff Mangum tour dates and all up-to-date ticket information can be found at GroundControlTouring.com.
Of Jeff Mangum’s return to performing live, RollingStone.com said, “Few dared to expect it, but Jeff Mangum is back, and the music world is immeasurably richer for it.” Spin.com offered “Five Reasons Why Jeff Mangum is Magical” saying, “For two generations of listeners who grew up with Mangum’s intimate voice coming through the headphones, alone in that peculiar sound-world he conjured and feeling they were its sole inhabitant, this is the moment they’ve all been waiting for.”
Upcoming Jeff Mangum Tour Dates: Jan 9 Buffalo, NY Asbury Hall at Babeville Jan 10 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall Jan 11 Cleveland, OH Ohio City Masonic Temple Jan 12 Detroit, MI Redford Theatre Jan 14 Columbus, OH Southern Theatre (Read on for the full schedule) Continue reading →
The revered, ex-reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel front man surprised Occupy Wall Street protesters in NYC last night by showing up with an acoustic guitar and playing an 8-song set heavy on In the Aeroplane Over the Sea songs. Full set:
1 “Themselves” (Minutemen cover)
2 “Holland, 1945″
4 “Song Against Sex”
5 “Two-Headed Boy Part 2″
6 “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea”
7 “The King of Carrot Flowers Part 1″
8 “Oh Comely”
All Tomorrow’s Parties returns to the USA this September in the new location of Asbury Park, N.J. bringing an I’ll Be Your Mirror event to the iconic Asbury Park waterfront. For the inaugural American I’ll Be Your Mirror, Portishead will curate and headline their first East Coast shows since 1998 on the Saturday and Sunday! Since returning with their acclaimed Third album in 2008, Portishead have proven to be one of the most exciting live bands around and their long awaited return to the Tri-State Area will no doubt be one of the highlights of the year.
ATP, who are curating on the Friday are also very excited to be able to present Jeff Mangum who on the Friday night will perform his first large public show of Neutral Milk Hotel songs in over a decade. After releasing what is now one of the most loved albums of the 1990s (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea), the group disbanded before many of those who now love their albums had a chance to see the songs performed live, so this will no doubt be a very special occasion. Please note, as Jeff has chosen to play in the stunning, but smaller Paramount theatre only people who buy 3 day festival passes get access to this show on Friday night.
Also playing on the Friday are Chavez, Shellac, Cults and The Album Leaf, with a headliner and some comedians to be confirmed. The rest of the line-ups for the Saturday and Sunday will be announced in the near future.
I’ll Be Your Mirror is a new series of artist curated music, film and art events. Acting as sister events to the ATP Festivals, which take place in holiday resorts, I’ll Be Your Mirror retains the curatorial and multiple band and film concept, but will take place in cities worldwide. The events are named after the b-side to The Velvet Underground’s original All Tomorrow’s Parties 7″ single, released in 1966. Continue reading →
So I stood about a foot away from Jeff Mangum’s right elbow as he played Engine to end the E6 Holiday Surprise tour with Julian Koster on singing saw. Anybody who knows anything about Jeff Mangum knows what a momentous occasion this was. Truly, ridiculously, unbelievably unreal. The show itself was what one would expect from the most positive traveling commune on the planet- loud and quiet, disasterously beautiful music.