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Preview: Man Man at Cabaret Mile End

Posted by Christine / May 25, 2011

20110525-manman copy.jpg Man Man will be performing this Friday, May 27th, at Cabaret Mile End (5240 Parc) alongside opener Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers.

Man Man is an experimental ensemble hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, celebrated for their signature frenzied, eclectic sound. Among others, jazz, rock, big band, and klezmer influences can be heard within their songs.

With an impossibly vast instrumental range, including piano, trumpet, French horn, saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, and drums (sometimes taking the form of clanging pots and pans), their live performance is not to be missed.

Almost primal in their zealous fervor, Man Man erupts onstage in a curious blend of cacophonous jarring screams, subdued twinkling percussions, doppling drumming, twanging guitars and more.

Frontman Honus Honus' weathered, gruff voice (reminiscent of Tom Waits) carries the songs along with haunting lyrics to match. This may be evidenced by the following excerpt from "Poor Jackie," off Rabbit Habits.

"Home is where the bullet lands as it travels through your head and I believe
that all I need to set me free is for someone, someday, somewhere, to murder me."

Man Man is also known to mirror their musical eccentricities in their physical appearance, utilizing war paint and matching stage attire (most commonly donning all white).

If you're not convinced to hustle your tired bones out to see the show this Friday, perhaps this very relevant and very terrific concert clip will.

Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Doors open at 8:00 p.m.

Image from Man Man's official MySpace page.

Discussion

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andrew Davies / May 26, 2011 at 10:11 am
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Sounds awesome!!
Via / February 5, 2015 at 02:20 am
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Very happy to see this blog."Hello" to every one that knows me.Actually when I saw email from?? and ??, I was touched about the lteter. I remembered all the good time we had during the chorus. Sorry to tell you that I can't attend the reunion. Wish everyone is happy! Candy
Kanchipuram sarees / June 6, 2018 at 10:54 pm
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golu dolls / June 6, 2018 at 10:54 pm
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