Is Jeff Mangum back for good?
After coming back from the dead (proverbially) a few years back, the impossible has been happening. Mangum is playing out on the regular.
So regular, in fact, that his third area show in about a year will be going down at the Great Hall at Union Station in Hartford on February 8, 2013.
He put on shows at the New Haven’s Shubert Theatre this past January, and The Academy of Music in Northampton in September 2011.
Jeff Mangum’s work with Neutral Milk Hotel has become a touchstone for indie rockers, hipsters, and general music fans. His musical influence can be hard to miss among the surge of baroque pop bands and pop culture references.
The show goes on sale Thursday at noon through manicproductions.org, or at Redscroll Records. Tickets are $30, with a four ticket per order limit.
The Music Tapes and Tall Firs are also on the bill. The Music Tapes is the project of Julian Koster, also a member of Neutral Milk Hotel. The group just played at The Space Nov. 3, and also opened for Mangum’s New Haven show earlier this year. During that show they joined him on stage for a portion of “Two-Headed Boy” and “The Fool.” Catch a video from that show below: