Last time Man Man was in town, we thought they looked like the indie-rock farm team for the Blue Man Group. But the quintet sounded like Beirut on a sugar high with Frank Zappa in the lead, or a mutated backwoods waltz orchestra on parade. Percussion-mad, costumed, never still, there are even some Camper Van Beethoven moments to Man Man. Since then, the group's lineup has changed, notably the drum section, but its most recent CD, Six Demon Bag, seems just as good-natured, if not quite as aerobic as we remember. Sleeping States opens.
Thu., Oct. 25, 8 p.m., 2007