Philly-bred experimental rockers Man Man are more than reckless percussion, face paint, and piano-pounding. Using every idiosyncratic instrument possible, from a Rhodes to a Danelectro, they produce all kinds of orchestral arrangements boosted by growling bass lines and lead man Honus Honus’s rabid vocals. Although their albums often involve cartoon voices and kazoos, there is a compelling emotional realism that packs its own punch. 2011’s Life Fantastic continues to demonstrate this lyrical and melodic sophistication, but don’t worry—the fewer wacky moments don’t mean Man Man can’t put on the raucous show they’re known for.
Thu., Feb. 28, 8:30 p.m., 2013