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Concert Thu Apr 10 2008

Man Man & Yeasayer play Chicago, next Wednesday

Step right up, step right up and see for yourselves. With limbs and beards a-flailin', the howling hirsute mass that is the Philly fivesome Man Man hits town to play a headlining show at the Logan Square Auditorium next Wednesday night.

The band's new, and third, album is out this very week. Entitled Rabbits Habits, it features plenty of new tunes that'll make folks want to stomp around, jump on the bed, and maybe lick up the last spillings of gin off the cabaret floor. Yeah sure, the too-tidy production and mixing often tosses a wet blanket over the trashcan fire of the band's demented cartoon caterwauling; but that only reinforces what anyone who's ever seen the group perform already knows -- that the best way to experience Man Man's beet-faced bellowing sing-a-longs and Waitsian batshit ballyhoo is live and in person.

And if Man Man's "Viking-vaudeville, manic gypsy jazz" isn't enough to cap off your evening, then they'll raise you a round of some "Middle Eastern-psych-snap-gospel" as well; because they're bringing the hubbub-raising Yeasayer along with them to open up for the evening. These fellahs are scoring their own take on the End Times like a pack of fledgling Andrew Lloyd Webers, and they've been rolling in the accolades, because -- thanks to them -- never has the twilight of Western Civ sounded so downright sexy. So if your head ain't spinning already, it will be soon enough. With that kind of start-to-finish fervor and theatrical spark, this show may likely be the most enervating double-billing of the season. The line forms to the right. Careful of that curtain there, little lady. You're quite welcome.

Man Man and Yeasayer play the Logan Sqaure Auditorium on Wednesday, April 16. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door. 2539 N Kedzie. Showtime is 9 PM.

[video]: Man Man – In the studio (Pitchfork profile)
[video]: Man Man – "10 lb. Moustache"
[video]: Yeasayer – "Wait For The Summer"

 
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