Photo Essay: Philadelphia’s Man Man Live In New York

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Man Man are one of the preeminent live bands in the country.

Night after night, this Philadelphia outfit deliver some of the most idiosyncratic, athletic, and exhaustive sets you’ll ever see.

An unpredictable mosaic of masks, robes, firecrackers, and pouncing keyboards, the band comes across as a Zappa-like collective of musical experimentation that falls somewhere between Captain Beefheart and Faith No More. Singer Honus Honus is one of rock and roll’s most unheralded frontmen–his presence is nothing short of captivating–and like Roth or Mercury or any other classic frontman, he knows how to occupy a stage. He may like things smashing around him, but Honus Honus’ charisma is a singular, flammable essence that is powered by something theatrically divine.

Stereo Embers’ Photo Editor Geoff Tischman caught the band live at a recent New York performance and his shots brilliantly capture the wild electricity of one of the most entertaining acts in the business today.

“It was a blast of some of the most creative energy I’ve witnessed in a long, long time,” Geoff said of the show.

Have a look for yourself…


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