Mannequin Men @ F Yeah Fest 2008 (more by Elizabeth Weinberg)
The Mannequin Men have been called a garage rock band, a "scuzz rock" band and a group of the "drunkest, snottiest, amp-blowing" guys in Chicago.Mannequin Men are on tour and playing two NYC shows this weekend. First, Friday, May 8th at Union Hall (tonight) the band has a show with The Choke and Joe Romeo & the Orange County Volunteers. Tickets are on sale.
But lead singer and guitarist Kevin Richard doesn't use such technical terms to describe the Mannequin Men.
"I like to think we're just a rock 'n' roll band," Richard said [al.com]
The next night, Saturday, May 9th, the guys play at the Cake Shop with Doug Gillard (of Guided By Voices), Karl Blau, Painted Cakes, and Steve Shiffman and the Land of No. That show is part of the "Cake Shop Anniversary 4 Years / 4 (+1 to grow on) Wesome Saturdays."
Blau has other NYC dates on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of this week as well. Doug Gillard, who recently played an in-store at Generation Records, is scheduled to play at the Charleston
Friday, May 8th (tonight) on June 6th.
Mannequin Men's new disc, Lose Your Illusion, Too, is set to come out on June 9th on Flameshovel Records. One MP3 above is from that album. The other two are from the band's last, 2007's Fresh Rot.
All Mannequin Men and Doug Gillard tour dates, with NSFW album art from the forthcoming MM album below...
Mannequin Men - 2009 Tour Dates
May 8 Union Hall NYC, New York
May 9 Cake Shop NYC, New York
May 30 The Blind Pig, for BANG! party Ann Arbor, Michigan
Jun 20 The Melody Inn Indianapolis, Indiana
Jul 10 Metro LOSE YOUR ILLUSION, TOO Release Party Chicago, Illinois #
Jul 11 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, Ohio @
Jul 12 Bug Jar Rochester, New York @
Jul 13 The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern Toronto @
Jul 14 Il Motore Montreal @
Jul 15 The Church Boston, Massachusetts @
Jul 16 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @
Jul 17 Southpaw Brooklyn, New York @
Jul 18 Café Nine New Haven, Connecticut @
Jul 19 Maxwell's Hoboken, New Jersey @
Jul 21 2009 Talking Head Club Baltimore, Maryland @
Jul 22 TBA New York City, New York
Jul 23 Backstage @ the Black Cat Washington DC, Washington DC @
Jul 24 31st Street Pub Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania @
Jul 24 The Comet Cincinnati, Ohio @
Jul 26 Ravari Room Columbus, Ohio @
# w/ Thomas Function, Davila 666, and Stranger Waves
@ w/ Davila 666
Doug Gillard - 2009 Tour Dates
May 8 The Charleston Brooklyn, NY
May 9 Cake Shop New York, NeY
May 11 National Underground New York, NY
Jun 11 Beachland Tavern, with Wussy Cleveland, OH