Monthly Archives: January 2014

Neutral Milk Hotel’s Sensational Comeback

Neutral Milk Hotel play two sold out nights at the Orpheum, Boston

The audience was on their feet before the stage was lit. Jeff Mangum (vocals-guitar) walked out to the mic, slung on his old acoustic guitar, and strummed the first chords of “King of Carrot Flowers.” The audience roared as the lights went up, let the hoedown stomp begin. It’s been fifteen years since Neutral Milk Hotel has toured. Where once …

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Elf Power Opens At The Orpheum, Boston, MA

Elf Power Open For Neutral Milk Hotel at The Orpheum Boston, MA

Neutral Milk Hotel shows are sold out almost everywhere. The Orpheum Theatre in Boston was no exception. I was lucky enough to take in the second show on January 17th, 2014. Elf Power opened for NMH, and within a few songs Andrew Reiger (guitar-vocals) engaged the audience. When someone jokingly called out “Freebird,” the band looked a little more comfortable …

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The Wolf of Wall Street – A Self-portrait

It is all on the shady side – from small crooks in Mean Streets over to mafia bosses in Goodfellas straight to the bankers of Wall Street. Nominated for five Oscars, Martin Scorsese’s latest film The Wolf of Wall Street took seven years to be made and is considered to be one of the best films of 2013. Leonardo DiCaprio …

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