The Men, known for loud and energetic shows in NY, come to DC9 the first Thursday of May as part of a worldwide tour. One review noted they have "become famous for two things: punchy, melodic punk and a creative fertility approaching that of their San Franciscan peers, like Thee Oh Sees, or even Guided By Voices." Their 2012 "Open Your Heart" was a Pitchfork Best New Music and Top 50 album. They are touring in support of their just-released album, "New Moon," which is more influenced by traditional rock, but maintains their lofi sound. Two garage rock/punk bands open -- Organs (NY) and Passing Phases (VA).
Some DC9 shows have recently sold out, so you might want to buy tickets in advance if you are planning to go.
Read about The Men and get some album reviews here: http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/9017-the-top-50-albums-of-2012/2/
See them play one of their new songs in concert here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C11kuxpMtmM
Buy tickets and see a video of them playing their best-known song from their 2012 album here: http://www.dcnine.com/event/the-men/
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