Man Plus

Thursday, February 14

If you haven’t already, now’s the time to get in at the ground level with underappreciated Seattle band Man Plus. With Hungarian Suicide Songbook, its second full-length release, the band has catapulted itself into the next galaxy like a shooting star all covered with glitter, neon-pink feathers, googly eyes, and felt lightning bolts. Songbook’s dynamic song structures drag the listener over a rock-candy terrain, with heavy walls of guitar, rushing rivers of synth, driving backbeats, and multipronged hooks that make for a forceful and ambitious effort. It will make you feel like you’ve cheated the space-time continuum, come face to face with dark matter, and been thrust into your old bedroom in the mid-’80s with your mini-me having a crazy dance party dressed like Madonna with all your old stuffed animals. Then dragged back in and out again into your future life, and finding that no matter how many wrong turns you think you’re making, everything will ultimately add up to awesome. With Ragazza, Lady Krishna’s Peppermint Lounge, and Motorik. AJA PECKNOLD

Thu., Feb. 14, 9 p.m., 2008

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