Concert preview: Man Man tightens up without sacrificing its eccentricity

Andy Downing, Columbus Alive

"If you won't reinvent yourself," sings frontman Honus Honus in the midst of On Oni Pond, the latest from the Philadelphia-based art-rock crew, "you can't circumvent your hell." Fittingly, Man Man has avoided this fate by consistently changing up its approach. For Oni Pond, its fifth full-length, the band introduced an element of order to its once-chaotic sound - note the appealingly straightforward "Head On" - without sacrificing the eccentricities that have kept it from falling back to the pack.

ShiSho and Wolfman & the Airship Captain open the show.

Skully's Music-Diner

8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11

1151 N. High St., Short North

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