• Plus: GRLwood
      Venue: Iron Horse Music Hall
      Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019 ~ 8:30 PM
      Online sales for this show closed at 3PM. You can get tickets until 4PM in person at NBO or by phone at 586-8686, or at the door tonight.
    • MAN MAN is a highly revered, avant-garde rock band born out of the weird streets of Philadelphia andnow brewing in the even weirder sunshine of Los Angeles. The band sounds nothing like but is frequentlycompared to some of the more well-known godfathersof the genre, Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa,Can, and The Residents.The ever-evolving ensemble mixes and mashes a variety of genres fromragtime to rock, electronic to acoustic, doo-wop to exorcism and it revels in defying classifications,expectations,and anything remotely cliché.Still, what emerges from that mixture are beautifully craftedlittle pop earworms that can’t easily be dislodged from your brain.Man Man is known for its multi-instrumental style that centers around the piano abusing leadsinger,songwriter, and creative forceHonusHonus.The other members play a number of important roles, fromwielding clavinets and marimbas to a variety of wind instruments, random toys, and noisemakers. Theband's famously engaging live shows often feel free and formless, as each musical number morphs intothe next without a break, while its musicians quickly change instruments-and often costumes-as themood and music dictates.From its wily debut in 2004 withThe Man in a Blue Turban with a Face, the band has grown into anartfully creative force as it producedSix Demon Bagin 2006, 2008’sRabbit Habits, 2011’sLife Fantastic,and 2013'sOn Oni Pond.Along the way, it has transformed an endearingly bizarre musical style to onemore pop-oriented without compromising its broader intentions of presenting a high-energy, highlyentertaining musical extravaganza.Man Man’s songs areas artistically diverse as Picasso paintings,butwith more color, more impact, more noise, more music, and more outrageous style.This is one show youcannot afford to miss.

    • Performer Lineup:   Man ManGRLwood
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