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And Now for Something Completely Different: Neutral Milk Hotel

01.21.14

Neutral Milk Hotel || Jade and Fern

On Friday I got to see my favorite band, Neutral Milk Hotel, at the Orpheum Theater in Boston. Crappy iPhone photos not withstanding, it was awesome.

Neutral Milk Hotel || Jade and Fern

Neutral Milk Hotel || Jade and Fern

Neutral Milk Hotel || Jade and Fern

As you can see we were way up in the rafters, but the sound was incredible. Neutral Milk Hotel are known for their folksy, distortion-heavy, experimental concept albums. Horns and accordions accompany lead singer Jeff Mangum’s nasal tenor in a chest-filling cacophony that compels you to sing along.

Here’s a sample snippet if you haven’t heard of them (and are open to trying something new!):

I don’t get to many live shows so this was a real treat for Alan and me.

What concerts stories do you have? Favorite bands? I’d love to hear!

Author: Marlene @ Idle Hands Awake

Maker, baker, cat momma, total nerd, perpetually covered in glitter/sawdust/paint. Blogging DIY and design for modern creatives.

8 comments on “And Now for Something Completely Different: Neutral Milk Hotel”

  1. Never heard of them before! I can’t even begin to think of what other band they sound like. They have a very unique sound.
    I don’t go to concerts much either, but one of the best ones I’ve been to is Fleetwood Mac. It was like seeing an old friend :).

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