Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum will play his first local show in more than a decade in January. (Ground Control Touring)

Earlier this year, however, he announced a tour, and people who attended the shows saw that the person they thought to be indie’s version of J.D. Salinger was engaging and funny. He got on stage with nothing but a microphone and several guitars and reached back effortlessly for those decade-old songs (and they sounded as beautiful as ever, as I can attest). Recently he added more shows, including a Jan. 27 date at the Lincoln Theatre. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon through Ticketmaster and cost $38. You won’t want to miss it.

Tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly for the following shows at the 9:30 Club:
• “Bach2Rock” Jan. 7-8 ($5).
Buraka Som Sistema Jan. 10 ($15).
Thievery Corporation and Novalima Jan. 11-13 ($45).
Collie Buddz, Zion I and New Kingston Jan. 20 ($20).
Augustana Feb. 4 ($20).
Justice March 21 ($35).
Band of Skulls and We Are Augustines March 24 ($18).
Wild Flag April 4 ($20).

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for Rebelution Jan. 15 at the Fillmore Silver Spring ($20).

Tickets go on sale Friday at noon through Ticketmaster for the following shows at the Birchmere:
Terri Clark Feb. 24 ($35).
Travis Tritt March 6 ($55).
Rachelle Ferrell April 22 ($59.50).
David Wilcox and Susan Werner April 27 ($29.50).
Girlyman April 28 ($25).
Mint Condition May 4-5 ($55).
Tommy Emmanuel May 25 ($45).

Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Jan. 27-29 at Verizon Center
($20-$60).

Tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for Roger Waters: The Wall Live July 12 at Verizon Center ($53-$253).