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Double Down with Man Man Tonight and Tomorrow

October 21st, 2013

Experimental Philly rockers Man Man have been making piano-centric music surrounded by a crazy amount of instruments since 2003—earning comparisons to Tom Waits and Frank Zappa in the process. Their debut full-length, The Man in a Blue Turban with a Face, arrived a year later to a fair amount of acclaim. (Even Pitchfork liked it!) The five-piece’s most recent release, last month’s On Oni Pond (stream it below), places more of an emphasis on hooks than their past work. The A.V. Club says, “the record is an enthusiastic belly flop into accessibility, a frolic in melodies, rhythms and genres that aims for broader appeal while still indulging in the off-kilter inclinations that makes the group’s music so delightfully unpredictable.” Find out just how unpredictable when Man Man (above, performing “Haute Tropique” live in studio for WFUV FM) play Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight and The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow.