“Man Man exhibits a varied flair for macabre theatrics that includes a veritable world's fair of chaos and creation.” - Billboard Magazine
"The soundtrack for a post-apocalyptic street carnival." - Magnet Magazine
"Man Man creates a slippery tapestry with the authentic bearing of sea shanties run through a complex funhouse of loopy distortions, secret passageways and mirrored corridors." - Harp Magazine
“[They cram] boozy Brecht-flavored shout-alongs into shaggy waltz and oompah rhythms, with plenty of jazzy, engaging instrumental colors.” –
“When Man Man tour, they tour hard.” - Pitchforkmedia.com
It's been a crazy and beautiful time for the Man Man folks since the release of the critically acclaimed "Six Demon Bag" (appropriately released one year ago today on the Ace Fu imprint), and on Monday, courtesy of Icy Demons member Griffin Rodriguez and Shape Shoppe Studios in Chicago, the band will emerge once again w/ something completely new, unique, and awe-inspiring.
After releasing an album that moved a generation of fans around the world by destroying crowds in the states on their, seemingly endless, US tours (taking brief stops to own your souls @ last year's Pitchfork, Siren, and SXSW Festivals), performing all the while w/ some of today's hottest bands, to bringing their live show over seas for the first time ever, and landing on the cover of hometown Philadelphia Weekly's year-end issue, Man Man has proven to be one of the most exciting bands of our time. Their brand of, what has been called, "gypsy-carnival-blues-punk," has inspired a rabid fanbase from coast to coast. Foaming for singer Honus Honus' every lyric and piano ridden, Jackson Pollock-esque masterpiece, speechless while watching drummer, Chris "Pow Pow" Powell's thundering, obliterating, sky rocketing performance, and marveling at members Sergei Sogay, Alejandro "Cougar" Bjorg, and Chang Wang, as they endlessly juggle instruments from guitars, bass, sax, xlyophones, didgeridoos, and children's toys, to create a spectacle of sheer brilliance, brought to us in a way only one band knows how.
Now, one year later, the group emerges from the studio, new songs in tow, to unleash sparkling new gems to an exclusive few.
MAN MAN US Tour Dates:
Sat 02.24.07 St. Louis, MO Washington University - The Gargoyle
Fri 03.16.07 Montreal, QC Club Lambi w/ Icy Demons
Sat 03.17.07 Ottawa, ON (CA) Zaphod Beeblebrox w/ Icy
Sun 03.18.07 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern w/ Icy Demons
Mon 03.19.07 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place w/ Icy Demons
Tue 03.20.07 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel w/ Icy Demons
Wed 03.21.07 Detroit, MI Magic Stick w/ Icy Demons
Thu 03.22.07 Grand Rapids, MI DAAC - Division Ave. Arts Cooperative w/ Icy Demons
Fri 03.23.07 Chicago, IL Abbey Pub w/ Icy Demons
Sat 03.24.07 Madison, WI Club 770 - Union South - Univ. of Wisconsin w/ Girl Talk, Icy Demons
Mon 03.26.07 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar
Tue 03.27.07 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
Wed 03.28.07 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
Fri 03.30.07 Portland, OR Berbati's Pan
Sat 03.31.07 Seattle, WA Neumos
Sun 04.01.07 Vancouver, BC (CA) Richard's on Richards
Wed 04.04.07 San Francisco, CA The Independent
Fri 04.06.07 San Diego, CA Epicentre
Mon 04.09.07 Boulder, CO Club 156 - University Memorial Center - U of Colorado
Tue 04.10.07 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
Wed 04.11.07 Urbana, IL Canopy Club
Thu 04.12.07 Newport, KY Southgate House
Fri 04.13.07 Gambier, OH Horn Gallery - Kenyon College
Sat 04.14.07 Oberlin, OH Dionysus - Wilder Hall - Oberlin College
Sun 04.15.07 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel
also prepare for the new Icy Demons record "Miami Ice" due out this summer on Free News Projects!
Watch the new Man Man video for “Banana Ghost” here!