by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
Onward to the weekend.
Tonight’s (and this weekend’s) marquee event is Man Man at The Slowdown. I interviewed Honus Honus the last time the band came through Slowdown back in May 2011 in support of the Mike Mogis-produced Life Fantastic (read it here). Ol’ Mogis was behind the knobs again for the band’s new one, On Oni Pond, which is more of the same pumped-up fun with dark lyrical overtones. Honus sounds just as emotionally haunted as he was back then. Will the Mogis brothers (who play on the new album) make a stage appearance tonight? Opening is Brooklyn’s Xenia Rubinos (Ba Da Bing! Records). $15, 9 p.m.
Here’s Man Man’s latest video. Pretty catchy.
While were at it, here’s what CNN’s Anderson Cooper has to say about Man Man track, “End Boss”:
Also tonight Pleasure Adapter is playing at O’Leaver’s. This will be a good opportunity to catch the band’s new bassist, some guy named Matt Maginn (yes, that Matt Maginn). Crystal Stilts was originally booked for this show, but cancelled (boo.). Opening is the comic stylings of Winslow Dumaine. Everyone’s on the list for this one, because it’s free! 10 p.m.
Saturday night is an indie music wasteland. How’d that happen?
Chris Aponick will kill me (or at least he’ll try to kill me) if I don’t mention his Super Sounds of Quentin Tarantino party at House of Loom Saturday night. The evening features DJ Kobrakyle, VJ Dinan and a twist contest (just like in the movie). This one’s free and starts at 9. What else you got to do? More info here.
Sunday night Noah’s Ark Was a Spaceship returns to O’Leaver’s with Maps for Travelers. $5, 9:30 p.m.
That’s all I got. If I missed anything, put it in the comments area. Have a good weekend.
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