No, it ain't Jeff Mangum doing some sort of half-assed Neutral Milk Hotel reunion, but don't let that dissuade you -- tonight Jeremy Barnes, former drummer of NMH, will be performing at The Proletariat as A Hawk and a Handsaw, and from what I've heard in the past from 'em/him, it'll be well worth checking out. The music is "folk" of a sort, with bits and bobs from what sounds (to me, at least) like Turkish music, Gypsy craziness, and Celtic melody floating around in there. I'm reminded weirdly of the soundtrack to Everything Is Illuminated, and that ain't no bad thing.
Plus, the band's playing with locals Two Star Symphony (excellent, excellent) and The Mathletes (who are a strange little beep-pop deal but are still somewhat intriguing). You can't go wrong, seriously. I can't make it this evening, myself, but go check it out. (And yes, you should also try to dance to it. Please.)
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