Home / Events / Music Calendar / Man or Astro-Man?, Audacity

Man or Astro-Man?, Audacity

AMANDA SCHURR
9 pm., Friday May 17 | $16 advance, $17 day of show.
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St.
 
[SURF-AND-TURF SPACE PUNK] Among the most prolific underground acts of the ’90s, the mad scientists of Man or Astro-Man? dropped one sonic petri dish after another of sci-fi samples and electro audio tweaks, new-wave attitude and surf-rock guitars. The collective took a couple of hiatuses during the last decade before original members Star Crunch, Birdstuff and Coco the Electronic Monkey Wizard—not their real names—reunited in 2010, releasing last month’s Defcon 5…4…3…2…1 some 20 years after their eponymous debut. True to extraterrestrial form, clones, robots and more MST3K connections than you can shake a Tesla coil at populate the largely instrumental album. So, too, do the considerable skills of its creators, who can still blast out hooky collages of punk and fanboy-pleasing textures. Expect an epic live show, where most all manner of geek weirdness can and will happen. 



Where: Doug Fir Lounge
Phone: 231-9663
Address: 830 E Burnside St.
Website: www.dougfirlounge.com

 
 

Doug Fir Lounge

830 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR
 
Other events in Music Calendar

The Sidekicks, Cayetana

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015

[WIDE OPEN MIDWEST] “How do we not get lost?” goes the plaintive mantra that opens Runners In the Nerved World, the Epitaph debut from the Sidekicks, from ...

7 pm | $10.
Analog Cafe 720 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Map

Cheap Girls, Restoration, Chris Farren, Hard Girls

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015

[BLUE COLLAR POWER POP] Last year's Famous Strangers was Cheap Girls’ fourth proper studio album, and it was another hook-laden fuzz-fest. The Michigan trio ...

9 pm | $10.
Dante's 350 W Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

Stars, Leisure Cruise

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015

[BAROQUE'N SOCIAL SCENE] Like most other components of the Broken Social Scene constellation, the gamble of venturing outward into unknown pop territory did not prov ...

8 pm | $20. Under 21 permitted with legal guardian.
Aladdin Theater 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland Web | Map
Also At Doug Fir Lounge

Kindness, Pell

Thursday, Mar 05, 2015

[BRIT SOUL] Adam Bainbridge definitely ate at the popular kids' table in high school. He has collaborated with just about everybody in the contemporary pop clique, f ...

9 pm | $14 advance, $16 day of show.
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

The Twilight Sad, Port St. Willow

Saturday, Mar 07, 2015

[BLUE-EYED SHOEGAZE] Scotland’s Twilight Sad presents an interesting study in squandered goodwill and music blog buzz. When your scrappy, romantic update of shoega ...

9 pm | $12 advance, $14 day of show.
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band, Dads, Field Mouse

Sunday, Mar 08, 2015

[POWER POP] For every nuance and subgenre thrown in front of the simple notion of calling an earnest, distortion-driven rock group “pop punk” or “emo,” there ...

9 pm | $13 advance, $15 day of show.
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St. Portland Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close