I vaguely remember the day seeing the CD In the Aeroplane Over the Sea on the New Releases rack at Amoeba Records on Haight St. I had heard the name before and owned a few albums from their Elephant 6 label-mates, but I was unfamiliar with the music of Neutral Milk Hotel, so I bought it. How could I have known that this music would stay with me for almost two decades.
Jeff Mangum’s solo tour was a welcome surprise and I got to see him at Fox Theater in Oakland. His nearly flawless performance makes me hopeful that the fully reunited band will deliver the goods.
10-11 Baltimore, MD – 2640 Space at St. John’s Church *
10-12 Richmond, VA – The National *
10-14 Covington, KY – Madison Theater *
10-15 Urbana, IL – The Canopy Club *
10-16 Columbia, MO – The Blue Note *
10-18 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall *
10-19 Chattanooga, TN – Track 29 *
10-20 Birmingham, AL – Iron City *
10-22 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club *
10-23 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club #
10-24 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club %
10-25 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (Mountain Oasis Festival) #!
10-26 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle #
11-10 Melbourne, Australia – Harvest
11-16 Sydney, Australia – Harvest
11-17 Brisbane, Australia – Harvest
11-28 Taipei, Taiwan – Hostess Club Taipei
12-01 Tokyo, Japan – Hostess Club Weekender
* with Elf Power
# with Half Japanese
% with Circulatory System
! with Daniel Johnston