Jeff Mangum plays in Pittsburgh on October 18, 2008 (Hughshows)

Neutral Milk Hotel was performed with Jeff Mangum on vocals last night in Pittsburgh....

Neutral Milk Hotel (Mangum & Koster) - 'Engine', in Pittsburgh,10/18/08

Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Show at the Brillobox in Pittsburgh on 10/18/08, Jeff Mangum and Julian Koster performed the song Engine in the middle of the room as a finale. I'm pretty sure that this is the first time any form of Neutral Milk Hotel has performed since 1998! [tomfaix]

Here;s a much older video of "Engine" being performed....

Neutral Milk Hotel - Engine (way back when)

Jeff also performed at the NYC and Rochester stops of the Elephant Six Holiday Surprise Tour, but as pointed out above, Pittsburgh is likely the first time Jeff sang on a Neutral Milk Hotel song in a while.

Julian will be performing as The Music Tapes at Mercury Lounge for CMJ.

More From Brooklyn Vegan