The Men Play Music Hall of Williamsburg TonightNovember 5th, 2013
They began making punk(-ish) music back in 2008, but with the release of New Moon (stream it below), their fourth full-length in as many years, in March, the Men have moved in a different sonic direction: still tapping into feedback and distortion, but doing so over more classic-rock sounds—or what Allmusic calls “creating a sound akin to Dinosaur Jr. on a serious Tom Petty kick.” Band members share singing duties, and while performing live, the guys in the Men (above, playing “Jennifer” for KEXP FM) occasionally get lost in a solo, with their back to the crowd, but it doesn’t mean they’ve lost focus. Instead, they’re just caught up in the music. And you’ll be, too, tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg. And while you’re at it, make sure you arrive early enough to catch Purling Hiss and Pampers.