Last night, Stephen Colbert ended his incredible nine-year run as host of The Colbert Report, airing his final episode. In the show’s last-ever segment, Colbert brought a vast and head-spinning array of celebrity guests to the stage, and they all teamed up to sing the 1939 standard “We’ll Meet Again.” (It’s the same song that [...]
Neutral Milk Hotel at FFF 2014 (more by Tim Griffin) Neutral Milk Hotel have been playing tons of reunion dates since 2013, and they've now announced a 2015 tour that they're calling their "last tour for the foreseeable future." The...
The Neutral Milk Hotel reunion tour has been a glorious thing to behold, regardless of how you feel about their no-cameras policy. (And yes, having witnessed the full-band spectacle at Coachella and in Columbus this year, I must sheepishly admit that it was even better than Jeff Mangum’s hair-raising solo gigs; The Edge, however, remains [...]
Neutral Milk Hotel has announced a run of spring dates that it says will be its “last tour for the foreseeable future.” The group reformed in 2013 and has been playing pretty steadily ever since, but thinks “it’s time to say goodbye for the never ending now” and is extending its “deepest gratitude to all the beautiful people” who came to its shows. Show More Summary
Fans clamored, for years, for the return of Jeff Mangum and his Neutral Milk Hotel. In 2013, Mangum and… Read More
"spring 2015 will be our last tour for the foreseeable future."
R.E.M., Neutral Milk Hotel, and of Montreal are donating to the restoration of the St. Mary’s Church steeple in Athens, Georgia. The steeple was once attached to the church in which R.E.M. played their first show in 1980. The church is no longer a performance space and has been mostly torn down, but the “R.E.M. [...]
Bono and The Edge weigh in on a number of your favorite artists.
It’s become so easy, of late, to think of U2 in international-corporation terms that it’s weirdly surprising to imagine them as human beings who listen to music sometimes. But in a new Rolling Stone story, both Bono and the Edge have a few words on younger bands. Bono, for instance, is all the way into [...]
A Place We Have Been To is an upcoming documentary highlighting the rise of Athens, Georgia neo-psychedelic music collective, The Elephant 6 Recording Company, which counts Neutral Milk Hotel, The Apples in Stereo, The Olivia Tremor Control, and Of Montreal among its ranks. The documentary is still in the production stages and is currently seeking […]
Three acts who understood and respected what the night meant to their audience and delivered on those expectations.
This past weekend brought the second Boston Calling Festival of 2014. This edition featured the Replacements, the National, and Lorde as the major headliners, along with Neutral Milk Hotel, Childish Gambino, Nas, Spoon, the War On Drugs, and a lot more. Above you can find a gallery of performance shots and portraits by photographer Luis [...]
Human breast milk is considered the most ideal source of nutrition for infants and it should have played a critical role in the evolution and civilizations of human beings. Unlike our intuitive perception, human milk contains a large number of bacterial species, including some opportunistic pathogens of humans. Show More Summary
Earlier this summer I saw Columbus rock quintet Connections pull off the impossible. Tasked with opening for Neutral Milk Hotel in front of 5,000 people, most of whom had no idea who you are, many bands would have wilted. Instead, Kevin Elliott and the boys bashed away with such fury that the crowd couldn’t help [...]
All Tomorrow’s Parties, Pitchfork, and Primavera Sound were all set to present the inaugural Jabberwocky Festival this weekend in London, and the lineup looked stellar: Neutral Milk Hotel, James Blake, Darkside, Caribou, Kurt Vile, Sun Kil Moon, Panda Bear, Cloud Nothings, Liars, Mutual Benefit, Perfect Pussy, METZ, Forest Swords, Jesu, Iceage, Clipping., Thee Oh Sees, [...]
St. Vincent played a free show in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park last night to close out the season for Celebrate Brooklyn!, a group whose guests this year have included the National, Nick Cave, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Janelle Monáe. The concert was broadcast on WFUV and you can stream the whole thing below. It’s pretty great [...]
In a review of a recent show by Neutral Milk Hotel, Grayson Haver Currin griped that frontman Jeff Mangum’s no-photo policy for concertgoers plays like a cynical ploy: Mangum is attempting to preserve the same legacy of an enigma that turned into a bankable career during his prolonged absence; in an age of instant information […]
If a significant number of people love anything enough, there will be a backlash against it. Perhaps that’s always been true, but it’s especially true in 2014, when unpopular opinions are practically a currency unto themselves. And so...Show More Summary
Pitchfork Music Festival takes place in Chicago every summer and is known for having an array of musical guests -- some larger and more established acts like Beck or Neutral Milk Hotel, some more newer hype bands such as punk outfit Perfect Pussy, or the long awaited reunion of the incredible English shoegaze band Slowdive. Show More Summary