Kick September off right with a heaping helping of MEN. No, I’m not suggesting you drop trou and join the nearest orgy, but you can dance your pants off tonight at Pamona’s Glass House to JD Samson’s latest project. MEN is a Brooklyn-based art/performance collective fronted by Samson of the femme favorite Le Tigre, and have come to put that poli-sci degree of yours to good use. Described by the New York Times as “dreamy post-disco”, MEN’s political agenda never thwarts your plans to get down and shake that thing, but does give you something to think about while you’re out on the dance floor. Tonight's performance launches the band’s national tour where they will debut songs from their forthcoming debut album and mix in a few fan favorites from their first EP Limited Edition Demo. If ever there were a BUST-y band MEN would be it, confronting hot topics like queer rights, civil liberties, wartime economies and gender equality while still maintaining a sick beat, now if we could only convince them to change their name to WOMEN.
Video for "Simultaneously" off of their EP:
The when and the where:
09/01 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House 09/02 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy Hariet’s Pioneertown Palace (Joshua Tree) 09/03 - Phoenix, AZ @ Club Sancton 09/04 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress 09/05 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad 09/06 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive 09/07 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge 09/09 - Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club 09/10 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey 09/11 - Portland, OR @ Rotture 09/16 - San Francisco, CA @ SF MOMA 09/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echo 09/18 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Muddy Waters 09/25 - Washington, DC @ Phase 1 10/09 - Atlanta, GA @ Piefmont Park (Atlanta Pride) 10/19 – New York, NY @ Santos Party House (w Salem and Restless People)