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