Entries tagged with: Man Man
The Dove and The Wolf recording their 'Shaking Through' session
Weathervane Music's online documentary series Shaking Through has been bringing us sessions since 2010, inviting musicians to record a song in two days at Philadelphia's Miner Street Recordings with the whole process captured for their cameras. (We've written about a few past installments.) Shaking Through Vol. 6's Fall Season includes sessions with Pavo Pavo (10/14), Chicago's Circuit des Yeux (11/18) and Paris France's The Dove & The Wolf (12/16), as well as members of The War on Drugs, Bardo Pond and Man Man. You can also download the raw files and remix the songs yourself.
Previous Shaking Through sessions have featured Sharon Van Etten, Twin Sister and Mutual Benefit. You can check out a trailer for the upcoming episodes below...
photo: Man Man in Austin in 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Man Man are kicking off a tour with Shilpa Ray tonight (9/3) in Atlanta, but the closest that comes to the Northeast is Ohio. Not long after that though, Man Man will hit NYC without Shilpa on October 18 at Brooklyn Bowl. The venue says special guests to be announced. Tickets are on sale now.
Man Man's latest album is 2013's On Oni Pond. Watch the video for "Head On (Hold On To Your Heart)" from that, with their list of tour dates, below...
photo: Modest Mouse in Forest Hills in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
They've also pushed back the March 3 release date to March 17 and confirmed they'll perform on Fallon that day.
UPDATE: They've revealed a number of album collaborators including Shins frontman James Mercer (who also sang on their last album), Tom Peloso, Jim Fairchild (Grandaddy), Dann Gallucci (The Cold War Kids), Russell Higbee (formerly of Man Man), Ben Massaralla (Red Red Meat), Lisa Molinaro (Talkdemonic), Davey Brozowski (The Catheters), and more.
Drummer Jeremiah Green recently revealed in a podcast on Modest Mouse fansite Interstate-8 that the rumored/reported Big Boi and Krist Novoselic collaborations will not be on the record, but may be released elsewhere at some point.
Robert Plant at Prospect Park in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Robert Plant (and the Sensational Space Shifters) @ BAM
Maybe Led Zeppelin will never reunite, but Robert Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters (including members of Massive Attack and Portishead) get the Led out on their tours and their original material's not half bad either. Tonight's the second of two BAM shows, part of Nonesuch Records at BAM.
Man Man, Saint Rich @ Le Poisson Rouge
Eccentric rockers Man Man return to NYC for this free show which Lagunitas is presenting. RSVP is closed.
Twin Peaks, Honduras, Roya @ Brooklyn Flea
The Brooklyn Flea hosts music again this afternoon, this time from raucous Chicago garage rockers Twin Peaks, garagey Brooklyn indie band Honduras and The Clean/Habibi-related band Roya.
Lydia Loveless, Nathan Xander, Xenia Sky @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Lydia Loveless makes alt-country with the kick of a cowboy boot and some rock n roll swagger. She's already played NYC opening for two veteran bands this year (Old 97s and Camper Van Beethoven) and tonight she headlines one of her own.
Bastard Sapling, Geryon, Belus @ The Acheron
USBMers Bastard Sapling are on the heels of a killer new album, and tonight their tour hits NYC with the great Geryon and Belus. If you're going, no band on this bill is to be missed.
Slaughter & the Dogs, Shocked Minds, Drunken Rampage @ Grand Victory
'70s era British punks Slaughter & the Dogs have been kicking again since the '90s and tonight they're in NYC for their second of two shows here.
Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle @ State Theatre
Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle just wrapped up a tour together, titled "Songs and Stories, Together Onstage," which did not hit the NYC area but they're coming pretty close tonight. This should be a nice night with two great songwriters.
Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
Hannibal Buress hasn't been able to do his free Knitting Factory Sunday show in a while, seeing as he's been killing it on the Oddball Comedy tour, but he's back tonight. Big name guests regularly show up at these, and Hannibal's been becoming a pretty big name himself lately too.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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The annual two-day FYF Fest is returning to LA from August 23-24 this year, and the lineup was just announced. It includes The Strokes, Phoenix, the reunited Blood Brothers who haven't played sine 2007 (!), Slowdive, Slint, Flying Lotus, Grimes, Blood Orange, Darkside, Jamie xx, Haim, Little Dragon, Future Islands, Death Grips (we know FYF is a festival they actually play), Ty Segall, Deafheaven, La Dispute, Joyce Manor, Against Me!, Built to Spill, Murder City Devils, The Bronx, Angel Olsen, Four Tet, Earl Sweatshirt, Joanna Gruesome and many more.
Tickets go on sale May 22 at noon PDT. Full lineup below...
The 2014 edition of Portland's MusicFestNW happens August 16 & 17 at the city's Waterfront Park. This year's line-up has been revealed and includes Spoon, Fucked Up, Future Islands, Haim, Phantogram, The Antlers, Girl Talk, tUnE-yArDs, EMA and more. No word on tickets yet but check out the two-day lineup below.
The Hold Steady on Pier 26 in 2013 (more by Tracy Allison)
The Wiggins Park shows feature The Hold Steady, Old 97's, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Hurray for the RIff Raff, Lucius, Man Man, Nicole Atkins, Diego Garcia, Houndmouth, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, Dave Hause, Caitlin Rose, Trigger Hippy (featuring Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene & Steve Gorman), and more. 3-day passes that get you into the whole festival are on sale now.
Full lineup below...
Since we last posted the lineup, The Shaky Knees fest in Atlanta has grown to add The Replacements and more. Tickets also went on sale and are still available. Check out the lineup, headlined by The National, Modest Mouse and Alabama Shakes, in the poster above and the full schedule at the fest's site.
Shaky Knees Music Festival takes place in Atlanta's Atlantic Station, May 9-11, 2014.
Deer Tick and The Hold Steady are both also on the lineup and out on tour together now.
by Andrew Sacher
Burlington, VT duo Pours is the new project of Bryan Parmelee and Christopher Shar, the latter of whom was previously a touring member for Man Man and Santigold. For this project, they're making atmospheric indie pop led by Bryan's airy falsetto which mixes electronics and live instrumentation. There's some Antlers and Menomena vibes in there, and other traces of late 2000s indie pop. Their self-titled debut LP comes out this May via Section Sign Records, and you can get a taste of it with the new single, "Carry the Oar," which premieres in this post. You can stream it, along with another LP track, "Unveiled" and the artwork/tracklist, below.
Their only announced date at the moment is an opening slot on the Burlington stop of the Small Black / Snowmine tour, but a full tour for May will be announced soon. Stay tuned.
Man Man at Williamsburg Park in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Weirdo art rockers Man Man were last in NYC to open for Gogol Bordello on New Year's Eve, and now they're back on the road. This time they're headlining and the similarly arty Xenia Rubinos is tagging along for support. The tour hits NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (2/1), and tickets are still available.
All dates are listed below...
Outside Rough Trade back in November (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
After being closed since the second week of operations to fix sound / noise issues, Rough Trade's concert venue looked ready to reopen this week with shows from Sylvan Esso on Thursday (1/30) and Eagulls on Friday (1/31). (Ghost of a Sabre Tooth Tigre's 1/29 show was cancelled.) Unfortunately it looks like Rough Trade is still not quite ready for prime time.
Friday's Eagulls show has been moved to Baby's All Right. The show is now a late show -- doors at midnight -- and The Teen Age are no longer on the bill, but
Slonk Donkerson are still opening. Tickets are still available. UPDATE: It'll just be Eagulls. Mark McGuire of Emeralds plays at 11 PM.
Man Man and Xenia Rubinos on Saturday (2/1) has been moved to Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are Still available.
UPDATE: The Total Slacker / Perfect Pussy show on February 12 is now going to be at Baby's All Right. Life Sized Maps and Honduras are also on the bill and tickets
appear to be sold-out back on sale.
As for the Sylvan Esso show on Thursday,
no word yet but if the two shows after are moving...stay tuned.
UPDATE: The Sylvan Esso show was moved to Baby's All Right.
More updates: The Lanterns on the Lake show on 2/7 was also moved to Baby's All Right, the Mutual Benefit show on 2/8 was moved to Knitting Factory, and the together PANGEA show on 2/14 was also moved to Knitting Factory.
Governors Ball and Hangout Fest lineups were just announced today (and Firefly yesterday and Coachella not long before that), and now comes the lineup announcement for another big fest, Atlanta's Shaky Knees Festival. The fest goes down from May 9-11 at Atlantic Station with The National, Modest Mouse, Spoon, Local Natives, The Gaslight Anthem, Violent Femmes, Conor Oberst, Iron and Wine, Jenny Lewis, Dawes, Foals, Deer Tick, The Hold Steady, Tokyo Police Club, Graveyard, Mutual Benefit and many more. There's also one headliner still TBA. Outkast?
Tickets go on sale Friday (1/17). Full lineup and flyer below...
photos by Ryan Muir, words by Andrew Sacher
Stranger Cat @ Glasslands in Brooklyn -- 11/2
Cat Martino, in addition to playing in Sharon Van Etten's band, was a member of Sufjan Stevens' Age of Adz-era touring band and released her own album that same year, which also featured Sufjan (whose Christmas music she has also contributed to). More recently, she's started another project, Stranger Cat, which introduces glitchy electronics to her art pop sound, not unlike the ones heard on Age of Adz. Her first single for the project, "I Promise," also features Sufjan, in addition to Man Man's Chris Powell, and it sounds a bit like another former Sufjan band member, St. Vincent. Check out that song and a preview video for another new song, "Stagger to the Sky", below.
This past weekend, Stranger Cat played a Wild Honey Pie-presented Brooklyn show at Glasslands on Saturday (11/2) with Lapland and Plume Giant. Pictures from Cat's set at that show are in this post.
She's got some more local shows coming up too, including a free one at Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel on November 10 (home of Sleep No More) and another one at Glasslands on November 24 with Magmana and Glass Ghost. Tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now.
More pictures from her last Glasslands show, along with the stream and video, below...
Man Man at Williamsburg Park in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Weirdo rockers Man Man are returning this year with a new album, On Oni Pond, which is due out on September 10 via Anti-. It was produced by Mike Mogis, who is known for his work with Bright Eyes and also did Man Man's last record, Life Fantastic. They've recently revealed the album's first single, "Head On," which you can watch the video for below.
Man Man will also be supporting the new album on a tour this year, which comes to NYC for shows on October 21 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and October 22 at Bowery Ballroom. TIckets for both of those shows go on sale Friday (7/19) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (7/17) at noon.
The tour also includes Halloween shows in Philly happening on October 30 and 31 at Union Transfer. All dates are listed, along with the new video, below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
The Shins @ Williamsburg Park
After a fairly miserable start to the Memorial Day weekend, the sun finally came out on Sunday (5/26), just in time for the first show of the season at outdoor venue Williamsburg Park featuring The Shins and openers Man Man. Pictures from that show are in this post. Did you go? How was it? The Shins' current tour also took them to Boston Calling over the weekend as well.
As it stands right now, the next scheduled show at Williamsburg Park isn't till July with Peter Rosenberg's 2nd Annual Birthday Show featuring Odd Future and Meek Mill on 7/20. Tickets for that show are still available.
More Shins/Man Man pictures below...
Man Man at House of Vans in 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Rock weirdos Man Man and alt-country crooners Murder by Death will be teaming up for a co-headlining tour this winter.
A full tour for the two bands hasn't been announced yet, but it seems likely that more dates will be revealed soon. At the moment, we do know that we can expect them to hit NYC on February 28 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. iIckets for that show go on sale Friday (12/14) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (12/12) at noon.
UPDATE: Full tour announced. All dates are listed below.
Murder by Death put out their most recent album, Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon, this past September. A stream of that album in its entirety and a list of all dates are below.
Caveman at BV Northside showcase earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Brooklyn's Caveman, who played the official BV Northside showcase, will play another hometown show at Brooklyn Bowl on July 28. The show is a free Ralph Lauren presented show as part of the 'Denim & Supply' series which Akron/Family and Stagnant Pools are also playing at the Brooklyn venue on Friday (6/29) and that Man Man played earlier this month. A video from the Man Man show is below. RSVP for the Caveman show is required for free admission.
Perhaps you've noticed that Caveman's song "My Time" is being used in the "I Love You New York" TV commercial or taxi ad. BIllboard wrote a piece on the song being used in the ads in their feature, 'Anatomy of a Synch.' They write:
How Caveman's "My Time" came to grace New York State's new $5 million "I Love New York" TV (and taxi) campaign goes back to the stalking last summer of Caveman's manager Jonathan Pardo in Los Angeles by a very enthusiastic and determined music licensor who usually doesn't A&R bands.You can read more at Billboard and watch the videos of the ads below. Caveman also have a new video for "Old Friend," which you can watch below.
"I totally stalked Jonathan," says Carianne Marshall of Songs Music Publishing who tracked Pardo down at a show by another of his clients. "I'm obsessed with Caveman, I think they're amazing so I tracked him down and talked his ear off until he said he would consider signing with Songs." Which is all the more improbable considering Marshall runs Songs' film and synchonization department and rarely A&Rs bands. But Caveman, as she would tell anyone who would listen, was her favorite band at 2011's SXSW.
Those videos and a list of all dates are below...
Man Man at House of Vans (more by BBG)
Though we already knew that Man Man was heading to the NYC area for a show at Maxwell's on June 4th (tickets still on sale), the previously announced tour left out one key date which is now announced: June 5th at Brooklyn Bowl with Diamond Doves, a show that is FREE with RSVP or only $5 without.
Speaking of Brooklyn Bowl, the club which recently hosted Jonathan Toubin's return party and has an upcoming Levon Helm tribute scheduled, will be paying tribute to MCA this evening with a screening, on all HD screens with full concert sound, of "AWESOME: I F*CKIN' SHOT THAT!". There will also be a special Beastie Boys tribute AV performance by Eclectic Method. It's free, and continues to be free if you stick around to see Questlove DJ ($8 if you show up after 10pm).
Brazilian Girls, whose Tuesday, 6/19 Brooklyn Bowl show is already listed as "limited admissions at door" have added a 2nd date at the club happening one day earlier. Tickets for the 6/18 Brooklyn Bowl show go on sale at noon.
Man Man is currently working on their new record, though no status on the progress thus far. Until then, be on the look out for some new tunes at the dates below.
Man Man @ House of Vans in 2011 (more by BBG)
Man Man will hit the road in June. Kicking things off in Lancaster, PA on 6/1, they'll play a show at Maxwell's in Hoboken on 6/4. Tickets for the NJ show are on sale now. All dates are listed below...
Glass Candy @ House of Vans
Man Man brought their own big top into town last night (8/4) at House of Vans, complete with balloons, neon, kazoos, $40 long-underwear, and over the top outfits as part of a one-off with Glass Candy and Crystal Antlers. Man Man's live show, which pretty much hasn't changed for as far back as I can remember, is basically a schtick-y circus on stage. And just like a five-year old coming off a cotton candy sugar-high at the circus, I was bored almost instantaneously. All of the members of Man Man are highly capable musicians (especially drummer Pow Pow), but their vaudevillian polka-funk is hardly enough to stick in the brain longer than the moment you walk out of the venue doors.
Supporting acts fared much better. Glass Candy, despite a live show that consisted of vocalist Ida No doing an impression that I'd equate with Karen O in a Jazzercise class, were definitely more interesting. The sugar-y electro-pop jems were fun and though the House of Vans sound system can be unforgiving, sounded great. First band Crystal Antlers' psych-pop was also rewarding, with the band performing their organ-heavy space-jams to a relatively modest crowd. Glass Candy was my favorite of the three, mostly due to my incoming familiarity with Crystal Antlers.
Catch Crystal Antlers at Glasslands on Saturday night (8/6), with Gary War, Team Robespierre, and Balkans. Tickets are still available. Tickets are also now on sale for the show Crystal Antlers are playing with WU LYF at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
More pictures from House of Vans are below.
If you don't want to go all the way out to Long Island and spend 200 dollars in the process to see soulful R&B (Jill Scott at Jones Beach), you can get your fix for free right here in NYC. As mentioned in What's Going on Thursday, Chrisette Michele (who Jill Scott has interviewed) plays a free show tonight (7/28) in Springfield Park.
For some more venerable musicians, who may have very well influenced artists like Chrisette and Jill, blues guitarist/singer Taj Majal plays a free show tonight (7/28) at World Financial Center and Motown vets Mary Wilson of The Supremes and The Spinners play for free at Seaside Summer Concert Series in Coney Island tonight (7/28).
Some pretty major free shows are also happening on Friday (7/29). And I'm not even talking about the free 3 Doors Down show or Journey show. They Might Be Giants are playing a free Williamsburg Waterfront show with Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal. Their show is one of few this summer before they head out on tour in support of their recently released album Join Us. You can also head over to House of Vans for the unreal lineup of Fucked Up, Cro-Mags, Screaming Females, and Pissed Jeans. We're also giving away VIP tickets to the show. Contest details HERE.
If you're trying to see free music on Saturday (7/30), I can't imagine why you would want to be anywhere other than the Mad Decent Block Party at South Street Seaport. The party will be headlined by Gang Gang Dance and also feature Zeds Dead, Claude VonStroke, BAIO (Vampire Weekend DJ set), The Hood Internet, Bosco Delrey, and PO PO. If you're into the block party, and specifically Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend's DJ set, you've got time afterwards to head over to Brooklyn Bowl and see a DJ set by another NYC indie band member Albert Hammond Jr. (of The Strokes). Doors are at 11 PM.
On Monday (8/1) , Surfer Blood play a free late show at Mercury Lounge.
On Tuesday (8/2), you can check out the oldest of old school hip hop at Summerstage with Sugarhill Gang. If you prefer reggae over hip hop, you might be in luck by heading over to City Winery for the Hudson Square Music and Wine Festival with CCB Reggae All-Stars.
On Wednesday (8/3), The Budos Band plays a free Summerstage show in Staten Island. You can also catch them tonight (7/28) at a not-free Rocks Off Concert Cruise. A-Trak also DJs on Wednesday (8/3) at the new Fool's Gold Store in Brooklyn. Summerscreen in McCarren Park is screening Clueless, and Zambri is performing.
Things in the free concert world pick up again on Thursday (8/4). It's been revealed that Mystery Night at Seaside Summer Concert Series will be 'The Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin who just played Jones Beach (and who cancelled last time she was scheduled to play Coney Island). As awesome as that show will probably be, if something modern is more your style, House of Vans, who continue to bang out killer lineups, has Man Man, Glass Candy, and Crystal Antlers on the bill for Thursday's (8/4) show.
Man Man at Metro (more by Grant Macallister)
As promised the July 29th free House of Vans show will feature sets by Fucked Up & Cro-Mags (who just played Bowery), but that has also expanded to include both Screaming Females and Pissed Jeans. RSVP is open for this mindblowing FREE show. Screaming Females also play a FREE show with Ted Leo this weekend.
The August 4th lineup has also been revealed and it is Man Man, Glass Candy, and Crystal Antlers. RSVP is also open for that free Brooklyn show.
Details on the final two shows at House of Vans, August 18th and 25th, are still forthcoming, but we hear Big Freedia is a strong possibility for one of them. Meanwhile catch Superchunk, Off! and Lemuria there on Thursday, July 14.
The new flyer and more Man Man, Glass Candy & Screaming Females dates below...
photos by Grant Macallister
Man Man @ Metro, Chicago, IL - 5/24/2011
The Man Man / Shilpa Ray tour has been crossing the country thoughout May, and finally reaches Brooklyn for two shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg starting tonight (Tuesday, 5/31). Tickets are still available for the Wednesday show.
Man Man hit B.O.M.B. Fest over the weekend and are on the lineup of the Roots Picnic happening this upcoming weekend in Philly. A set of Man Man pictures from the Chicago show last week at Metro continues below...
photos by Tim Griffin
Shilpa Ray and her Happy Hookers are now out on tour with Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso UFO. That tour hits Knitting Factory in Brooklyn this evening (4/12), and tickets are actually still on sale. The tour ends at Red 7 in Austin later this month, but that doesn't mean a break for Shilpa who will continue on tour for a week before meeting up with Man Man who she'll then stay on the road with until June 3rd, two Brooklyn shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg included. Tickets for both of those are still on sale too.
Speaking of Austin, that's where Shilpa wowed a packed crowd on Barbarella's inside stage on Friday, March 18th at the free BV/KF/PR day party. An unpublished set of pictures from that show are in this post. They continue, with all dates, and a video, below...
Man Man at Terminal 5 (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Man Man have announced more details about their new LP, Life Fantastic, out May 10 via Anti-. And the previously discussed tour in support of of their first album in 2+ years has expanded as well, with the band adding June 1 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. As previously discussed, they also play the same venue one day earlier (tickets are still on sale). Tickets for 6/1 go on AmEx presale at noon Wednesday (3/16) and regular sale on Friday.
Meanwhile Mister Heavenly, the band that features the incomparable Honus Honus of Man Man (and notable others) are down at SXSW, and they'll perform at the BrooklynVegan day party at Emo's on Wednesday (3/16) (noon - 6PM). Full lineup for the show with set times, as well as info on all NINE BrooklynVegan SXSW 2011 events, is HERE.
Man Man also have a SXSW show scheduled. All Man man tour dates and the Life Fantastic LP cover art and tracklist are below.