WHO’S THE MAN MAN?

Indie band wages war on form and decorum

The Philadelphia band Man Man is known more for its onstage fashion stylings—mostly white tennis outfits and war paint—than for the (debatable) listenability of its albums, both of which have often been compared to Captain Beefheart or the late, great Frank Zappa. Taking experimental music to its lab-destroying conclusion, Man Man rode the rodent path to fame by opening for Modest Mouse in 2007. Expect this indie quartet to give you, at its most harmless, the grinding erraticisms of a dying circus, and, at its most manic, horn-fueled paranoia coupled with the vocal wanderings of a kindergarten Rain Man on a sugar high. Man Man’s new album, Rabbit Habits, was just released, so concertgoers can look forward to their shiny new psychoses onstage at the Masonic. With Yeasayer and special guests.
Fri., April 11, 8 p.m., 2008

 
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