Atmosphere "Welcome to MN" tour @ First Avenue



Monday night at First Avenue saw the conclusion of the 2014 Welcome to MN tour. Though some may have had off Monday for Presidents' day, they likely didn't have off Tuesday, but that reality didn't dampen the party vibe one bit. By the time Atmosphere took the stage around 10:30, the mainroom was drunk, figuratively and literally.   

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Neutral Milk Hotel @ First Avenue



There are two camps when it comes to Neutral Milk Hotel; those who are deeply in love with the band and those who have never heard of the band (I'm part of the latter).  Neutral Milk Hotel are a band from the mid to late nineties that released 2 albums and then disappeared for the next 16 years, until in late 2013 when they announced a string of dates, which ultimately brought them to do 2 sold out nights at First Avenue.  Jeff Mangum, the band's singer, songwriter, and guitarist had essentially packed it all in shortly after the release of the final album in 1998 becoming somewhat of a recluse, which he dressed the part perfectly as, last Tuesday night.

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