1st show of this tour! Man Man will be taking their wonderfully riotous live show on the road in support of their acclaimed album Life Fantastic, starting February 7th in Washington, DC. Man Man is an experimental band from Philadelphia. They are known for their bizarre live performances similar to those of The Mars Volta and Mr. Bungle. They are also known for their multi-instrumental style that centers on the piano playing of lead singer/lyricist Honus Honus accompanied by a wide variety of other instruments played by the rest of the band. Personally, I love Honus Honus's deep voice and the strange sense of humor that comes through in the lyrics. I saw him when he did a mini tour of his Mister Heavenly side-project, and it was a fantastic show - LOTS of energy. I expect this one to be even better.
Listen at http://www.myspace.com/wearemanman
Joining Man Man will be Murder By Death, a punk band that considers horror movie soundtracks to be their main influence. With a cellist in the group and concept albums about zombies and devils, MBD may be some of the gloomiest indie-rockers out there.
Tickets $20 at http://www.blackcatdc.com/shows/man-man.html