Jeff Mangum Performed Neutral Milk Hotel Songs For Chris Knox Last Night at Le Poisson Rouge
The benefit Le Poisson Rouge hosted last night for Tall Dwarfs frontman and New Zealand rock godfather Chris Knox, who suffered a devastating stroke last summer, raised over forty thousand dollars within days of tickets going on sale; last night, a big part of the reason for that windfall took the stage and played what probably every person in the room was hoping he would: five Neutral Milk Hotel songs, among them "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea," "A Baby for Pree," "Two Headed Boy Pt. 2," "Engine," and "Oh Comely." Video of that last performance made it out of the room, as did clips of "A Baby for Pree" and "Two Headed Boy Pt. 2" (below). Lovely that people still adore Mangum this much, though it can't be easy on him.