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VIDEO: Amanda Palmer covers Neutral Milk Hotel, Rebecca Black at #OccupyBoston rally

VIDEO: Amanda Palmer covers Neutral Milk Hotel, Rebecca Black at #OccupyBoston rally


 "I keep looking up and expecting to see snipers," she joked. As reported here first yesterday, AMANDA PALMER arrived at Occupy Boston yesteday afternoon dressed...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 07, 2011
Review and Audio: Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum at Boston's Jordan Hall, September 10

Review and Audio: Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum at Boston's Jordan Hall, September 10


Photo credit: LumpBoston, for ClickyClicky, via Flickr. Check out their review here.) He'd been away so long that at the end they would not let...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 11, 2011
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Olivia Tremor Control emerge from their time machine

Until recently, the hazy chronicle of the Athens-based Elephant 6 collective had begun to resemble a late-'90s high school yearbook.
An excellent adventure
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  September 09, 2011
Milking it: Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum finally announces Boston-area shows

Milking it: Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum finally announces Boston-area shows


It's not so easy nowadays to play the J.D. Salinger card in today's everything-is-revealed music world, and the latest artist to cave in to the...
By Daniel Brockman  |  February 16, 2011
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Of Montreal exposed

"I've always been drawn to a density of ideas," states Kevin Barnes, plaintively.
Kevin Barnes flashes his indie-rock cred
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 10, 2010
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Various Artists | Songs For Chris Knox

On June 11 of last year, Chris Knox suffered a life-altering stroke.
Merge (2010)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  February 19, 2010


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Odd men in

When Beyoncé, in a recent Guardian interview, pegged Georgia art weirdos Of Montreal as a group with whom she'd love to collaborate, the real weirdness was in how sensible it all seemed — as pop music has gotten skronkier and more fuzzed-out, indie ro
Of Montreal might be weird enough for the mainstream
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 22, 2010
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VIDEO: Our 10 most popular videos from 2009

The most popular videos from the Phoenix in 2009
Hardcore bands, porn stars, vampires, zombies, and vandals
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold covers Magnetic Fields (and, sure, Neutral Milk Hotel)


We're not above getting all hysterical and shit when anyone -- ANYONE -- covers a Neutral Milk Hotel song. Really, we're not. Which is why...
By Carly Carioli  |  July 13, 2009
UPDATE: Neutral Milk Hotel have successfully saved the Paragon Carousel

UPDATE: Neutral Milk Hotel have successfully saved the Paragon Carousel


Back in late April, we told you about Neutral Milk Hotel/Music Tapes dude Julian Koster's quest to h...
By Ryan Stewart  |  June 01, 2009

VIDEO: Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum, Live at Jittery Joe's


Lord knows what happens to this embed after the lease runs out at Pitchfork's "One Week Only," but f...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 29, 2009


Video: Stream "The Needle That Sings In Her Heart," Amanda Palmer's Neutral Milk Hotel musical


In case you missed it over the weekend, The Needle That Sings In Her Heart, the musical that Amanda ...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 12, 2009
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Eat it, High School Musical!

It's a Thursday afternoon at Lexington High, and 20 or so students have congregated in a music room surrounded by racks of folding chairs and sporting a sleek black Steinway baby grand.
Amanda Palmer and Lexington High take on Neutral Milk Hotel
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  May 08, 2009
Neutral Milk Hotel's Julian Koster stumps for a Boston landmark, responds to "Aeroplane" musical,

Neutral Milk Hotel's Julian Koster stumps for a Boston landmark, responds to "Aeroplane" musical,


 

Earlier this afternoon we received an e-mail from Merge Records with a subject line that piqued our curiosity: "Neutral Milk Hotel need your help to save The Paragon Carousel." 

The e-mail consisted of an impassioned plea -- written by Julian Koster of Neutral Milk Hotel and the Music Tapes, and co-signed by elusive NMH leader Jeff Mangum -- to save this historic landmark, a small carousel located in Hull, Massachusetts. The fact that members of a legendary indie rock band were asking for help for a cause like this was interesting enough. Second, Koster's letter referred to the carousel as his "neighbor" -- and did that mean he was currently living in Hull? And if so, did he know about
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Ryan Stewart  |  April 30, 2009

Tix on sale now for Amanda Palmer's Neutral Milk Hotel musical


Trust us: at $10, these are gonna go quick. So if you want to head to Lexington High on May 7, 8, an...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 13, 2009
Amanda Palmer's Neutral Milk Hotel Play and Disney's High School Musical: Separated At Birth?

Amanda Palmer's Neutral Milk Hotel Play and Disney's High School Musical: Separated At Birth?



High School Musicals: Amanda Palmer (left, in 1992), Kelsi Nielsen

In one of the spring's most face-melting developments, AMANDA PALMER announced earlier this month that she was returning to Lexington High to collaborate with her old high-school drama teacher and 20 current students on a production based on Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane, Over the Sea.Palmer's drama teacher, Steven Bogart, told Palmer's publicist that this isn't really much of a stretch since, as a senior, Amanda wrote a play based on the music of the Legendary Pink Dots called Asylum. Apparent
By Carly Carioli  |  April 10, 2009



Amanda Palmer to helm In the Aeroplane Over the Sea: the Musical!

Amanda Palmer to helm In the Aeroplane Over the Sea: the Musical!


 Yeah, we swiped Pitchfork's photo. We're still trying to figure out how to react to this: appa...
By Ryan Stewart  |  March 31, 2009
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Interview: Amanda Palmer

So it’s the eve of the release of local sensation and Dresden Dolls vocalist/pianist Amanda Palmer’s solo debut album, and I’m sitting in her bric-a-brac-filled South End apartment drinking herbal tea.
At home with the Dresden Doll's solo joint
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 23, 2008
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Phoenix/WFNX Best Music Poll 2008

The chill of victory.
Passion Pit, Eli "Paperboy" Reed, Bob Mould, Amanda Palmer, the Presidents of the United States of America, and Death Cab for Cutie at Bank of America Pavilion, May 10
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 14, 2008
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Mangum's opus

This article originally appeared in the March 5, 1998 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Neutral Milk Hotel's epic Aeroplane
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  March 07, 2008
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Transient lives fixed in photographs

That graffiti-mobile driving by is Abby Banks’s “stencil truck.” And the 29-year-old artist/photographer from Vermont is America's punk-house maven.
Nomadic tendencies
By MARGERY NIBLOCK  |  October 10, 2007


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Outer limits

Sooner or later, most of us come to need at least some support in the mental world as well as the physical.
The return of Apples in Stereo
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  September 12, 2007
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Benni Hemm Hemm

The language of twee-dom knows no borders.
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By DAVID DAY  |  June 26, 2007
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Against interpretation

To file Hallelujah the Hills under “literary rock” would be, according to frontman Ryan Walsh, an insult to literature and an insult to rock. Hallelujah the Hills, "Wave Backwards to Massachusetts" (mp3)
Hallelujah the Hills get litr’y with it
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 12, 2007
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The Joanna Newsom leak

It was the music-nerd equivalent of Katrina-style looting
Right-click and steal!
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  September 13, 2006
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Life got you down?

A few days ago, my computer went to shit on me, something I never thought would happen.
Misery loves company
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  May 15, 2006


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Recovery projections

You might not be able to tell from the glazed psych-pop glimmer of We’re Already There , Mazarin’s new disc for the NYC indie I and Ear, but singer/guitarist Quentin Stoltzfus counts old-time gospel and country among his favorite and earliest infl
The return of a rejuvenated Mazarin
By JONATHAN PERRY  |  January 23, 2006