Man Man

From07 January 2019to12 January 2019

Man Man

Hailing from Philadelphia, US, Man Man are a four-piece avant-garde indie rock act who harness the off-kilter experimentalism of the likes of Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart and Tom Waits in creating their unique style.

Consisting of Honus Honus (vocals, synthesiser, guitars, electric organ), Pow Pow (drums, percussion, programming, samples), Shono Murphy (guitar, trumpet, percussion, vocals) and Brown Sugar (Schatzaphone, bass, saxophone, keyboards, vocals), Man Man came together in 2003, releasing their debut album, “The Man in a Blue Turban with a Face,” on Ace Fu Records in 2004. It was not until after their sophomore release, “Six Demon Bag,” in 2006 that Man Man began to tour extensively, boosted by the positive critical response the album received.

In 2007, they gained a high profile support slot with indie stalwarts, Modest Mouse, performing as their opening act on several dates of their US tour. Sportswear giants Nike then used “10 lb Mustache” for a series of commercials that featured Rainn Wilson, exposing their music to a whole new audience. This new exposure was bolstered by the television show, “Weeds,” using several songs in one episode

In 2008, their third album, “Rabbit Habits,” was released on ANTI- records, embarking on a North American tour shortly after alongside Yeasayer and Tim Fite. Man Man also became frequent performers upon the festival circuit, frequenting Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Primavera Sound and Voodoo Experience. They have gone on to play with an eclectic mix of artists, including Cat Power, Aereogramme and Bardo Pond.

“Rabbit Habits” and their subsequent releases, 2011’s “Life Fantastic” and 2013’s “On Oni Pond,” moved towards a more standard indie-pop sound. However, they still maintained their off-beat aesthetic which has continued to make them an original, exciting act. Their 2013 single, “Head On (Hold On To Your Heart,” achieved their biggest chart success, reaching number 32 on Billboards Alternative Songs Chart.

Monday 07 January 2019

Man Man

The Casbah, San Diego, CA, US


Tuesday 08 January 2019

Man Man

Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA, US


Wednesday 09 January 2019

Man Man

The Chapel, San Francisco, CA, US


Thursday 10 January 2019

Man Man

Petaluma’s Mystic Theatre, Petaluma, CA, US


Friday 11 January 2019

Man Man

The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, US


Saturday 12 January 2019

Man Man

SOhO, Santa Barbara, CA, US


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