Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Show

As a living example of pre-Internet indie rock success, the Elephant 6 Collective has come to represent that age-old concept of getting together with your friends to make music. That is what four teenagers from Louisiana did, spurring a mountain of creativity from their fellow musician pals throughout the 90s that produced one legendary album (Neutral Milk Hotel’s Like An Aeroplane Over the Sea) before disbanding in 2002. But in 2008, the E6 ethos was resurrected via the annual Holiday Surprise tour. Members of Olivia Tremor Control, Elf Power, Circulatory System, and The Music Tapes will play each other’s songs, screen short films, and lead audience-participation games. Of course, many will be anxious to see if reclusive NMH frontman Jeff Mangum (AKA The Indie Rock Yeti) shows his face. So if you see some sketchy looking dude hiding under a baseball cap lurking around the Vera Project, you might be in luck. And don’t forget to alert Pitchfork! BRIAN J. BARR

Wed., March 9, 7:30 p.m., 2011

 
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