Madder Men: Political Activism That Makes You Wanna Groove

by emily dirienzo

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:

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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)

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