Phil Elverum to reunite The Microphones for rare concert

The lo-fi project's first live show in nearly 10 years

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The Microphones’ Phil Elverum, photo by Jeff Miller

    Phil Elverum is bringing back The Microphones this summer. A reunion show, set for July 20th, marks the project’s first live concert in nearly a decade.

    Elverum will perform as The Microphones at an event called “What the Heck?”. It takes place in the lo-fi songwriter’s hometown of Anacortes, Washington and features additional acts in Black Belt Eagle Scout, Little Wings, and more.

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    Since 2003, Elverum has mostly invested his efforts into Mount Eerie. However, he has revisited The Microphones moniker sporadically over the years, including with a one-off 7-inch single in 2007. His last proper Microphones album was Mount Eerie from 2003, and his last recorded gig under that name was in 2010.


    The reunion concert comes only a few months after Elverum and actress Michelle Williams announced their breakup. The couple was married less than a year.

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