Man or Astro Man?

Touring bands come from miles away to play in our fair city of Seattle. But how many bands brave light years of travel to play on other planets? Hailing from Grid Sector 23B6-1 (not even a planet! just floating in space!), Man or Astroman? surfaced on Earth sometime in the early 90s disguised as humans; thus far, they've been kind enough to not destroy the planet or enslave the human race. Focusing their extra-terrestrial efforts on a space-age blend of sci-fi-laden surf and garage rock, Man or Astroman? was one of the most prolific bands of the 90s, leaving legendary live shows (flaming TVs and Tesla coil sparks included) behind them. Having dropped off the radar for a while (a rocky space economy is likely to blame), the Astromen have teleported back for a short West Coast tour. Tin foil hats (you know, so they can't read your mind!) are optional. With The Octopus Project. GREGORY FRANKLIN

Thu., Feb. 24, 8 p.m., 2011

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