If a band is entirely made up of musicians operating under eccentric aliases, there’s an incredibly good chance said band’s music is also eccentric and worthy of your attention. This is an odd theory, yes, but one that checks out once you consider that bands like Animal Collective, Fucked Up and GWAR all fit the bill.
Man Man is a lesser-known but fitting addition to this class, what with the Philly five-piece sporting members nicknamed Honus Honus, Turkey Moth and Pow Pow. Since the outfit’s launch in the early 2000s, thoroughly indulging in weirdness has been its forte.
Man Man has received a whole mess of comparisons to legendary oddities Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits and Frank Zappa thanks to a mix of the band members’ self-avowed “Post-Apocalyptic” music (read: Indie Pop clusterfucks of the best kind) and Honus’ improbably rough, sandpaper-meets-rye-whiskey-style voice.
Man Man performs Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Newport's Southgate House Revival. Click here for tickets and more info.