Brace yourself, indie-rock fans. Neutral Milk Hotel’s reunion run will hit Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland on March 26.
This is the band that released one of the most brilliant albums of the ’90s, “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea,” in 1998, and then split a year later, with its mercurial frontman Jeff Mangum becoming a musical recluse.
NMH played a 1996 show, supporting the debut album, “Avery Island,” at the Oakland Beehive, wedged between Merge labelmates Butterglory and the Karl Hendricks Trio. It returned to open for Superchunk at Graffiti in 1998.
In 2008, Mr. Mangum made surprise appearances on the Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour — including a show at the Brillobox — playing Neutral Milk Hotel songs publicly for the first time since 2001.
In January, the now 43-year-old singer-guitarist turned up at Carnegie Music Hall for a solo show looking like a survivor rescued from a deserted island but in good spirits and sounding every bit like his old potent self.
Neutral Milk Hotel reunited for a fall tour, which now has been expanded into 2014. Elf Power opens the show.
Tickets are $35 and go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday via www.ticketmaster.com
“Blood Brother,” now playing at the Regent Square Theater, will move to the Harris Theater, Downtown, on Friday, Dec. 13. It had been scheduled to leave after Thursday.
It will play through Dec. 19, except on Dec. 16. The Sundance Film Festival winner follows a Pittsburgher as he moves to India to work with children with HIV and AIDS.
The American Film Institute today announced its selections for AFI Awards 2013 – 10 outstanding films and 10 TV programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image.
In alphabetical order: “12 Years a Slave,” “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “Fruitvale Station,” “Gravity,” “Her,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Nebraska,” “Saving Mr. Banks” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
“Nebraska” arrives on Friday, Dec. 13, at the Manor while “American Hustle,” “Saving Mr. Banks” and “Inside Llewyn Davis” will open in Pittsburgh on Dec. 20. “The Wolf of Wall Street,” reteaming Martin Scorsese with Leonardo DiCaprio, is scheduled for Christmas Day.
Honorees are works best advancing the art of the moving image, enhancing the rich cultural heritage of America’s art form, inspiring audiences and artists and-or making a mark on American society. Creative ensembles for each of the selections will be honored at an invitation-only luncheon Jan 10 in Los Angeles.