JEFF MANGUM / ASHEVILLE NC

Neutral Milk Hotelien,  Jeff Mangum huffs and puffs his chest  for two soul’d out appearances at The Grey Eagle while snow flakes tease the smokers outside.    2000 lungs stand shoulder to shoulder, hypnotized by muscle memory to use their heavenly flesh-pipes, forming a choir.  Both of Mangum’s evening croons were topped off by the surprise entrance of Scott Spillane and Laura Carter as the magical mystical horn-duo,  pushing out the final notes of a truly stunning performance.  Photos / Correspondence : WJAY