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May 16, 2011

Hymnal Harmonies with The Low Anthem Tonight at The Triple Door

The United States’ smallest state, Rhode Island, is only 37 miles wide. But never underestimate the amount of inspiration the tiny New England place can achieve.

The Providence-based The Low Anthem calls The Ocean State home. The quartet employees hushed harmonies and gentle instrumentation to create a solemn, hymn-like sound. They combine elements of indie pop, gospel and Americana for a truly gorgeous experience, and are playing the Triple Door tonight, which will be the perfect acoustical environment for the band’s delicate songs.

5/16 The Low Anthem / Daniel Lefkowitz @ Triple Door :: Tickets are $17 :: Doors at 6:00 PM :: All ages

May 16, 2011

Rollicking and Rolling with Man Man Tonight at Neumos

It can be hard to be quirky and genuine at the same time. Many bands who make the attempt to be kitschy just end up looking cheesy. But once in a while a band can pull it off in a natural, authentic way, such as Man Man.

With unconventional instrumentation (think spoons, pots & pans, childrens’ toys) and growling vocals that would make Tom Waits proud, Man Man produces carnival-like musical masterpieces. With war paint and cut off shorts, they oftentimes look like a group of kids from Lord of the Flies. Their irreverent, energetic live shows perfectly suit the boisterous, experimental pirate-pop sound they’ve perfected.

Man Man is in town promoting their new album, Life, Fantastic. Head to Neumos tonight for a rollicking show you won’t soon forget.

5/16 Man Man / Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers @ Neumos :: Doors at 8:00 PM :: Tickets are $18 :: All ages

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