Concert Reviews

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


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Jeff Mangum has not returned to Denver in fourteen years, and it shows. You can tell through the slight smile that spreads across the bottom half of his face between songs, through his consistent habit of muttering "Thank you" into the microphone after each one -- right after uncorking a water bottle and right before lifting it to his lips. You can tell when, during a brief lull, he tunes his grandfather's guitar, glances into the audience and keeps on looking. And you can tell through his stories -- of which there are many.

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Kelsey Whipple
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