Concert preview: Man Man tightens up without sacrificing its eccentricity
"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.
8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11
1151 N. High St., Short North