On the Neko Case: We know Neko Case as a member of Canadian indie rock band the New Pornographers (although Case herself is American), but her solo work is and has always been spectacular. Poetic and haunting, rooted in the traditional but with a very contemporary bent, she’s a true artist and 2018’s Hell-On album is a gem. See for yourself at the Fonda. Nora O’Connor also performs.

Case announced The Lung sub stack on 2o21, of which she said,“I’ve always been in love with nature. I have felt ‘outside’ of it for a long time though, which is wrong to me as I’m ‘in it’ more than a lot of people. I live in Vermont, a part known as “The Northeast Kingdom.” It’s a leftover name from some tourist campaign, but it sounds majestic, which this place really is! In my own personal world, I refer to the forest I live in as ‘The Lung.’ That name came quietly out of my feelings for the place, and it has no scientific basis whatsoever. It is affectionate shorthand. The Lung makes air, it cleans, it heals, it feeds. It is the place where incredible scenes happen — not for me, but for nature’s own reasons and pleasure. The Lung resets my mind and sharpens my senses. I am the least important component of this forest which is very freeing indeed.”

“I’m going to get weird about it with other excellent people; some who are actually experts and some who just love nature too, like my amazing neighbors here. I want to talk about our goodness, our badness, our hilariousness. I want to talk about art and nature feeding each other. I want to go backward and forward, move laterally, time travel and imagine things, and you are invited.”

On the Neko Case: The event takes place at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 22 at the Fonda Theatre.














































































































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