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Neutral Milk Hotel

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    April 25, 2014

    Five Albums That Breed Insufferable Fans

    There are only a few albums in the world that transcend any scene or genre, and build a following in their own, distinct shadows. It's powerful, and it's mostly good, but sometimes the greatest albums of all time can turn good, solid people into an absolutely insufferable demographic. You know what ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    The Best of Coachella 2014: Weekend One

    Round one of Coachella is over and damn, was it a good one! We're all sore, sunburned and smiling. Here's the best of what we saw during another memorable weekend in Indio.

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    April 15, 2014

    The Worst of Coachella 2014: Weekend One

    Coachella's first weekend was amazing this year! Except when it wasn't. Here are the parts of the festival that rubbed us the wrong way. Saturday Night dust storm (above) Conditions may not have been as bad as they were during last year's Red Hot Chili Peppers set, but Saturday night's dusty cond ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Neutral Milk Hotel's Triumphant Return to St. Louis at the Pageant, 2/5/14: Recap and Setlist

    Neutral Milk Hotel | Elf Power The Pageant, 2/5/14 It's been a long time since Neutral Milk Hotel's last St. Louis show. Specifically, the group last played here in 1998 at the Galaxy Bar, with Superchunk. Lead singer Jeff Mangum did play a solo show at the Sheldon Concert Hall in January of 2013; ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    Neutral Milk Hotel at the Blue Note in Columbia, MO, 10/16/13: Review and Setlist

    Neutral Milk Hotel | Elf Power The Blue Note, Columbia 10/16/13 Here's why this show was so important: In all the myth-building around Jeff Mangum, including his two full-length albums and his fifteen-year absence from the music scene, it's all too easy to forget that he didn't create that music in ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Review: An Under Cover Weekend 7 Delivers Two Nights of Memorable Music

    Here we are again. The weekend has succeeded in melting into Monday, and An Under Cover Weekend is embedded in lore until next September. The annual event, which draws sold-out crowds to the Firebird each year has left us until next September. An Under Cover Weekend 7 showcased the technical prowess ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    [Updated with All] Lineup Announced for An Undercover Weekend 7

    Update 8/30: All of the acts, as well as the bands they are covering, have been announced. See below for the full list. Update 8/26: Number five and number six -- The Incurables will be performing as T. Rex and Ryan Wasoba & Foxing will cover Neutral Milk Hotel. Update 8/22: There has been a third ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    Neutral Milk Hotel Coming to the Pageant February 5

    Jeff Mangum fans, rejoice -- Neutral Milk Hotel is performing live again, and even making a stop in St. Louis at the Pageant. See Also: - An oral history of Neutral Milk Hotel in St. Louis - Jeff Mangum at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 1/16/13: Review and Setlist

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    March 7, 2013

    The Great MP3 Compromise: Credits Where Credits Are Due

    Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. For the average music listener, Mp3s are a compromise. Sound quality is traded for portability. For the ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Jeff Mangum at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 1/16/13: Review and Setlist

    Jeff Mangum | Tall Firs Sheldon Concert Hall, January 16, 2013 After a few years of performing solo acoustic shows around America and Europe, Neutral Milk Hotel leader Jeff Mangum finally made it to St. Louis. Tickets sold out in less than an hour, and for good reason: It's been a decade and a half ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Jeff Mangum is Coming to St. Louis

    Huge news today: Jeff Mangum is touring again after the New Year, and his itinerary includes a St. Louis date. The semi-reclusive singer/songwriter, whose unique twisted visions propelled Neutral Milk Hotel, is scheduled to play the Sheldon Concert Hall on January 16, 2013. New York duo Tall Firs w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    The 33 1/3 Series is Accepting Submissions

    ​Earlier this month, Spin announced that it is moving most of its album reviews to Twitter. Music writing is getting shorter, not longer, and yet the 33 1/3 Series, which has the gall to publish entire books on albums that aren't even current, soldiers on. There are 85 installments in print n ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012
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    January 18, 2012

    Jeff Mangum's Tour Kicks Off Today

    Sasha Barr​Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum launches his first national tour since 1998 today. Unfortunately, none of the shows are in St. Louis -- he'll play a pair at the Athenaeum Theater in Chicago on February 6 and 7. Still, his resurrection has not gone unnoticed in these parts. In this ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    The Six Best Song Count Offs

    ​In popular song, the count off is a tool of function. Somebody counts from one to four (or three, or if people have even once compared the band to Don Cabellero, seven), and the musicians know when to begin playing and how quickly to play. Some have used the countoff as a jumping off point fo ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Chris Mills

    9 p.m. Thursday, June 23. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

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    November 17, 2010

    Show Review Photos: Dresden Dolls at the Pageant, Tuesday, November 16

    Todd OwyoungDresden Dolls Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione at the Pageant​Halfway through its 10-year anniversary tour, the Dresden Dolls hit the Pageant with the bombastic fury, humor and authenticity borne of two tight musical partners playing in celebration and remembrance. The Dolls, Ama ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Elf Power

    8 p.m. Wednesday, September 29. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

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    September 1, 2010

    Sarah Jaffe

    9 p.m. Thursday, September 2. The Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.

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    December 16, 2009
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    December 16, 2009

    Bird Names

    9 p.m. Thursday, December 17. Mangia Italiano, 3145 South Grand Boulevard.

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    December 2, 2009

    The Rural Alberta Advantage

    8 p.m. Wednesday, December 9. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Tonight! Brazos and White Denim MP3

    www.myspace.com/brazosbrazos​Brazos/White DenimWhere: FirebirdPlaying With: Troubadour DaliSounds Like: White Denim is equal parts Scooby-Doo-esque psychedelic textures and stoner-rock skronk. (Zoinks! They aren't interchangeable.) And as for Brazos, Roy Kasten says: "With a sound somewhere betwee ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Brazos

    9 p.m. Monday, November 2. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

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    March 25, 2009

    Rural Alberta Advantage

    9 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. The Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.

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    February 25, 2009

    The Visitations

    8 p.m. Sunday, March 1. The Wedge, 442 Bates Street.

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    February 5, 2009

    Review: Los Campesinos!/Titus Andronicus, The Gargoyle, February 5

    So imagine the scenario: You're sitting around a Lawrence, Kansas coffee shop, blissfully unaware that you're due to play across Missouri on KDHX that very moment. Such was Titus Andronicus' dilemma earlier Wednesday afternoon. It's to Titus Andronicus' credit that they not only made it to KDHX (eve ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    Vintage Vinyl's Top 50 Best-Selling CDs and Top 25 Best-Selling LPs of 2008

    Vintage Vinyl just released its list of best-selling LPs and CDs of 2008. (Physical product? Remember that?) Interesting to see how many local releases -- and how much hip-hop/R&B/rap -- is on the CD list, while how much old (and new) indie rock is on the LP list. Looks like you kids are downloa ... More >>

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    December 10, 2008
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    September 12, 2008
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    September 10, 2008

    Ohtis

    9 p.m. Saturday, September 13. Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of St. Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.

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    July 20, 2008
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    July 16, 2008

    Titus Andronicus

    9 p.m. Wednesday, June 23. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street

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    July 16, 2008

    Apples in Stereo

    9 p.m. Saturday, July 19. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City

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    May 22, 2008
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    October 10, 2007

    We Versus the Shark

    9 p.m. Thursday, October 11. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.

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    August 15, 2007

    Sundance Kids/Cataldo

    10 p.m. Saturday, August 18. Lemmons, 5800 Gravois Avenue

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    October 11, 2006

    Matt Pond PA

    8 p.m. Saturday, October 14. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street).

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    February 22, 2006

    Matt Pond PA

    Thursday, February 23. 8 p.m. at Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)

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    April 27, 2005

    Of Montreal

    Monday, May 2; Creepy Crawl (612 North Tucker Boulevard)

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    March 16, 2005

    Pit er Pat

    Saturday, March 19; the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue

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    January 12, 2005

    Verboten!

    We ban rock cliches, fatwa Eric Clapton and read up on music nerds

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    October 13, 2004

    The Misfits

    The fantastic, the majestic...the Decemberists

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    September 29, 2004

    Best Concert of the Past 12 Months

    The Dresden Dolls at Frederick's Music Lounge

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    April 14, 2004

    Psycho Bikers

    Streetfighterz survive another video shoot

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    September 3, 2003

    Essex Green

    Tuesday, September 9; Rocket Bar

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    September 11, 2002

    Red, White and Bleaaaah

    If Radar Station ran the post-9/11 world, the playlist would change

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    August 7, 2002

    Little Grizzly

    Friday, August 9; Frederick's Music Lounge

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    December 5, 2001

    Sunshine Fix with the Fantasy Four

    Monday, Dec. 10; Rocket Bar

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    May 16, 2001
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