You are almost certainly aware that Mr. Mangum is the voice, guitar and driving force behind a pair of classic, and relatively unique, albums from the 1990s when fronting the band Neutral Milk Hotel. Featuring repeated lyrical engagements with difficult subject matter, most noticeably Anne Frank, and a unique vocal style allied to a surprisingly simplistic song structure, the two albums (especially 1998's more popular In the Aeroplane Over the Sea), have been bubbling-under cult successes ever since. He has been a somewhat enigmatic and mysterious figure, and this largely acoustic show promises a set heavy on songs from the two NMH albums, with part of the proceeds going to charity. New York's Tall Firs offer support. Tickets are still available if you're quick.
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene with music features, additional online music listings and show picks. We'll also send special ticket offers and music promotions available only to our Music Newsletter subscribers.