Neutral Milk Hotel

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    June 17, 2014

    Dear Rabbit's Rence Liam: "If you can play two or three notes, that may be all a song needs."

    Tonight, June 17, Dear Rabbit is releasing its latest record, In a Desert Without the Book at the Hi-Dive. The album features a collection of existential explorations cast in gypsy folk pop songs. Dear Rabbit delivers them with a combination of passion and delicacy of feeling. The project is often j ... More >>

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    April 1, 2014

    Neutral Milk Hotel proves its music is timeless in Denver, the city where it was recorded

    From the beginning of last night's first Neutral Milk Hotel show in Denver in some twenty years, when Jeff Mangum stepped on stage with his guitar to play "King of Carrot Flowers Pt. I" it was immediately powerful, no nostalgia necessary. Then, the rest of the band joined him, and the show found new ... More >>

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    March 31, 2014

    The nine best concerts in Denver from March 31 to April 3

    Maybe you saw Neutral Milk Hotel last night in Boulder; if not you have another shot at it tonight in Denver. If the line "putting fingers in the notches of her spine" sends ice through your veins as consistently as it does ours, we can strongly recommend finding your way there. The band's great the ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    Neutral Milk Hotel

    Monday, March 31, Ogden Theatre, 303-832-1874.

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    January 9, 2014

    Coachella 2014 lineup includes Big Gigantic

    This year's Coachella lineup, which was announced yesterday, has a few marquee names such as Outkast, Arcade Fire and Neutral Milk Hotel that no doubt turned heads. The roster is otherwise dependably made up of a mixture of heritage acts and buzzed upon rock and rap acts, as well as some higher prof ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    The ten most timid musicians

    There's a long history of musicians who suffered from and overcame (or sometimes didn't overcome) crippling shyness, anxiety and stage fright to fulfill their dreams of standing in the spotlight. That spotlight, it's a cruel, uncaring light. So bright. So uncomfortably warm. Everyone's staring at yo ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>

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    April 27, 2012

    Jeff Mangum at the Ogden Theatre, 4/26/12

    JEFF MANGUM at OGDEN THEATRE | 4/26/12 See Also: • Jeff Mangum comes to aid of distressed fan at Coachella • Neutral Milk Hotel books a room in Denver. • The Apples get set to reap the fruits of their labors Jeff Mangum has not returned to Denver in fourteen years, and it shows. You can tell ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    Jeff Mangum

    Thursday, April 26, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.

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    April 23, 2012

    Best of Coachella weekend two

    The first weekend of Coachella was cold, damp and wet. The second weekend of Coachella was hot, sultry, and steamy. This weekend meant tributes, tributes, tributes. From Levon Helms to Biggie, everyone got a shout-out. In between all that, Jeff Mangum came to the aid of fan in distress and our West ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​ Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Madonna, Jeff Mangum, the String Cheese Incident, Jane's Addiction, B.B. King and more were announced; Lola Black, Fresh Breath Committee and the Autumn Film got spins on local radio; and recent a ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    Jeff Mangum at the Ogden Theatre on 4/26

    Hold on to your hats: We've just received word that Jeff Mangum, the iconic mastermind of Neutral Milk Hotel, is coming to the Ogden Theatre on Thursday, April 26. Couple important things to note about this show, which we imagine sell out rather quickly: All tickets will be will-call only and there ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Q&A: Ukulele Loki on performing at Red Rocks, his influences and a new EP

    Ukulele Loki's Gadabout Orchestra. Aaron Johnson is pictured far right.Aaron Johnson has a lot on his plate right now. He teaches fifth-graders by day, and by night he's taking classes to get certified in teaching English as a Second Language. He's also a Geeks Who Drink quizmaster. But tonight? Ton ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Elephant 6 Orchestra

    Saturday, March 12, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    March 10, 2011

    A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Radical Knitting Circle, the Tanukis at hi-dive, 03/09/11

    A HAWK AND A HACKSAW With Radical Knitting Circle • The Tanukis 03.09.11 | hi-dive A Hawk and a Hacksaw is not, in any certain terms, the type of band you yearn to see live. The outfit plays Eastern-European infused music with hat-tips to Middle Eastern and klezmer-inflected music with vigor ra ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Your favorite albums of all time, now with tacos

    ​If you were desperately hoping for a Tuesday afternoon diversion that combined your love of music with your love of tacos, have we got great news for you. Welcome to the wonderful world of Album Tacos. WTF are Album Tacos, you ask? It's exactly what it sounds like: Your favorite album covers ... More >>

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    July 24, 2010

    UMS Night Two Travelogue: Houses at hi-dive, Git Some at 3 Kings and more

    Joshua Langlais​ UMS Travelogue, Night Two 7.23.10 / Baker District, South Broadway I started out with Papa Bear at the Irish Rover, where the band's uber sincere Neutral Milk Hotel vibe proved a good start to the evening. The band boasts a small horn section, and I happened to be right in t ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010
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    June 1, 2010

    Ten eleven albums for your summer road trip

    With the passing of Memorial Day we can finally say summer is here. And with summer comes summer camp, vacations and tours -- and how do we get there? We drive. That's how. This is America, after all. In celebration of seemingly endless sunny days and left-arm tans, we've picked some of our favori ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    A farewell to Everything Absent or Distorted

    Todd Roeth Hey Guys, So, your last show is this Saturday, October 24 at the Bluebird. I understand that circumstance dictates it, but it makes me sad. You guys have been one of my favorite bands over the past three years since I first saw you live at the Donnybrook Bastille Day party and you played ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Top ten reunions we'd like to see

    Gail Butensky​In recent history we've been treated to the reunions of Mission of Burma, Gang of Four, Antipop Consortium, among others. This year, Faith No More, Sunny Day Real Estate and Pavement got back together, and, of course, there's the ever pervasive rumors of Soundgarden reconvening at so ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009

    Six Months to Live

    A Better Place
    Sparky the Dog Records

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    April 14, 2009

    The polarizing picks of 3OH!3: Ten pop albums that should be listened to all the way through

    JensenBlare Magazine. Familiar? Yeah, us neither. Regardless, the site (blog?) recently posted a list that struck us as fairly interesting: ten pop albums that Nate Motte thinks should be listened to all the way through. We stumbled onto the link via, where a number of folks express ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009
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    April 1, 2009

    Q&A with Tom Campesinos! of Los Campesinos!

    No, Los Campesinos! isn't a band from a Spanish-speaking country. It's based in the U.K. And no, Tom Campesinos!'s last name isn't Campesinos!. He and his fellow bandmates perform under half-pseudonyms, Ramones style. As for his real name, Tom didn't spill -- but he did share plenty of other stuff i ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009
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    December 23, 2008

    Beyond Playlist presents Xmas-rated, part five: Christmas Alternatives

    This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. Part five brings you "Christmas A ... More >>

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    May 1, 2008

    The Succulent Sounds of Dark Meat

    From Athens, Georgia, comes yet another great new American band.

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    January 19, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    July 7, 2005

    Critic's Choice

    Six Months to Live

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    May 26, 2005

    Art Throb

    Pit er Pat brings a warm pulse to its spare, conceptual pop.

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    May 12, 2005

    Call of the Wild

    Tweaked and irreverent, Caribou's digital psychedelia refuses to be tamed.

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    February 3, 2005

    Clem Snide

    End of Love (SpinArt)

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    December 30, 2004

    Smells Like Indie Spirit

    Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again.

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    December 16, 2004

    Matt Pond PA

    Winter Songs (Altitude Records)

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    October 21, 2004

    Smiles Away

    Westword asked me to match wits with a living legend -- who also happens to be my hero. Here's the result.

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    September 19, 2002

    Mighty Rime

    The Mighty Rime (Caulfied)

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    March 15, 2001

    Hoax, Lies and Audio

    John Vanderslice is an excellent musician and songwriter. He's also a pretty good prankster.

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    September 30, 1999

    Radio Fee Boulder

    The coolest college station around could use some cash.

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    June 17, 1999
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    March 18, 1999
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    December 24, 1998

    Year-End Close-Out

    We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.

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    April 23, 1998
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    April 16, 1998

    Elfin Magic

    Elf Power is helping to keep Elephant 6's winning streak alive.

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    January 1, 1998
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    October 9, 1997

    Total Control

    The Olivia Tremor Control, part of Denver's Elephant 6 family, shakes up the underground.

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    September 18, 1997

    Got Milk?

    Elephant 6's Neutral Milk Hotel books a room in Denver.

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    August 28, 1997
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    July 17, 1997
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    July 20, 1994



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