Sunday, October 01, 2006
six demon bag

Forget what your mother told you, it's perfectly okay to give in to peer pressure. With that in mind, it is the incessant grief that several of my friends gave me about my original Saturday night plan of taking in Carolyn Mark, Geoff Berner, and David Lang at the Railway instead of Man Man, that led me to the Media Club yesterday.

One of the best shows I've seen this year? probably. One of the most fun shows I've been to in ages? definitely. Taking the stage clad in the all white with faces painted, the band was like the darker cousin of They Shoot Horses, Don't They?; like some beautifully sick, sinister circus of voices all singing in unison. One of the people I went with made the comment, "essentially they're just playing the same song over and over again." She had a point. Man Man doesn't sound like a lot of other stuff out there, but they certainly have a penchient for writing songs that bear a resemblance to one another. That being said, it didn't temper the enjoyment that either of us were getting out of the band's performance. And christ, they just didn't let up. Other than some "thank yous" when they left the stage, there was pretty much zero banter, with one track seguing joyously into the next.

If you were somewhere else last night, you missed a good one.

now playing: Man Man - Van Helsing Boombox

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2/8 Twin Sister, Eleanor Friedberger, and Ava Luna @ the Media Club
2/9 David Choi @ the Rio
2/10 Secret Chiefs 3 and Dengue Fever @ the Rickshaw
2/13 White Buffalo @ the Media Club
2/14 The Ballyntines and Pleasure Cruise (TT) @ the Biltmore
2/18 Grimes w/Born Gold @ Fortune (early)
2/18 Cruel Young Heart, Young Liars, the Oh Wells, and Matiation @ the Dodson Rooms (AA)
2/18 Cursive w/UME @the Media Club
2/19 The Asteroids Galaxy Tour w/Vacationer @ Venue
2/20 Veronica Falls w/Bleached @ the Media Club
2/26 DJ Krush @ Fortune
2/29 Trevor Hall @ the Media Club
3/6 Slow Club w/Signals @ the Media Club
3/7 Cloud Nothings w/Mr. Dream @ the Media Clubr
3/8 Islands @ the Rio
3/10 Memoryhouse @ the Waldorf
3/17 William Fitzsimmons @ the Biltmore (early)
3/18 Magnetic Fields @ the Vogue (AA)
3/21 Plants & Animals>/b> @ the Rickshaw
3/22 Drive-by Truckers @ the Commodore
3/23 White Rabbits @ the Biltmore
3/23 Loney Dear @ the Media Club
3/24 Sharon Van Etten and the War on Drugs @ the Biltmore (early)
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3/27 The Ting Tings @ the Commodore
4/5 House de Racket @ the Electric Owl
4/6 Chairlift w/Nite Jewel @ the Electric Owl
4/7 Heartless Bastards @ the Media Club
4/8 Metronomy @ Venue
4/8 Gotye @ the Vogue (AA)
4/9 Cults @ Venue
4/10 First Aid Kit @ Venue
4/10 Andrew Bird w/Laura Marling @ the Vogue (AA)
4/13 The Odds and the Grapes of Wrath @ the Rickshaw
4/14 The Joel Plaskett Emergency @ the Vogue (AA)
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