About This Show

Somewhere between New York, Philadelphia, and the Holy Mountain, Man Man fastens together shellac, perfume, feathers, dirt, and blood, knits together Screaming Jay Hawkins, Etta James, 80s pop, Iggy Pop, Soda Popinski, Mexican funeral marches, religious cults, bad luck, and two-headed wolves to wrangle out something entirely else. With themes ranging from loss to love to mayhem and back, Six Demon Bag’s narrative structure once again straddles the blurry line between order and chaos, the outsider elements from their debut The Man in the Blue Turban with a Face sharpened into alternate universe pop hits; an album just as comfortably suited to the workplace desktop as to the Lord of the Flies campfire, post Piggy. Gravel-throated Ringmaster Honus Honus has assembled a motley crew of likeminded shamans to help perform Man Man’s many song exorcisms; sweaty, sexy swamp boogies rest easily alongside no-wavey guitars, melancholy funeral dirges, French new wave sound-scapes, and exiled river-bed gypsy jams. At the core of everything is a pop heart, albeit a wounded one, but nonetheless a heart that beats strong and confident and will not be satisfied until you are a full-on converted follower.

Part of the Spiegeltent festival.

This is a Saturday midnight show.

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 30min (0 intermissions)
Dates: One Night Only: September 16, 2006