Jeff Mangum (better known as Neutral Milk Hotel) coming to Liberty Hall in January

I'm willing to bet that more than one Lawrence indie music lover had a bit of a joy-conniption (I count myself) over the huge news Monday that Liberty Hall will host not only Morrissey but also the lesser-known-but-highly-influential Jeff Mangum. They're both great gets for Lawrence. Mangum plays Jan. 18.

Mangum is the singer-songwriter behind Neutral Milk Hotel and its coming-to-be-iconic, highly cryptic and highly praised 1998 album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea.

Jeff Magnum will be at Liberty Hall Jan. 18.

Jeff Magnum will be at Liberty Hall Jan. 18. by Alex Garrison

Tickets go on sale via Tickmaster online at 1 p.m. Thursday, a time that was reportedly moved up from Friday to prevent an overload of Mangum and Morrissey fans. For the extra anxious, Liberty, 644 Mass., will start selling in-person at 10 a.m. Prices there are $27.50 for general admission and $35.50 for reserved balcony. (With Ticketmaster's fees, they're charging $34.30/$43.55, but note that Liberty is cash-only.)

A portion of the ticket sales ($1 per ticket) is set to go to Children of the Blue Sky, a charity that aims to help street children in Mongolia.

Mangum doesn't tour often, though he has sporadically played larger festivals (and Occupy Wall Street) in the past year or so.


p 5 years, 7 months ago

Horrible fail here, please at least do a quick wikipedia search before writing about an event like this. You could also look at the venue's site ( His name is Jeff MANGUM.

Alex Parker 5 years, 7 months ago

Thanks for pointing out the typo, p. We've fixed it.

p 5 years, 7 months ago

No problem, Feel free to delete my posts. I think the author may have underestimated the cult following this guy has. There will be significant attention surrounding this event.

MartyT 5 years, 7 months ago

Jeff Mangum is a much bigger deal than Morrissey...

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