Man Man, a fearlessly unique band from Philadelphia, will return to the Cellar Door stage on Aug. 22.

Sound N Vision Foundation has hosted hundered of shows, but the 2005 Man Man show remains one of the most talked about shows to this day. Since then, the band has honed their craft with every album release and lengthy tours. This is one of those shows you shouldn’t miss.

Man Man’s fifth full length album “On Oni Pond” is a compelling mash-up of Fear Of Music era Talking Heads, classic soul, psychedelia, hip hop, and 50’s rock and roll. With its imaginative yet economical rhythms, huge hooks, and overriding sense of urgency, On Oni Pond melds these seemingly disparate influences into an unexpectedly lush, melodic album, exquisitely consolidated by the band’s unique and affecting vision.

“This is a strange and beautiful record but it’s also head on and fearless,” says main-man Honus Honus. “It’s not a record that’s going to flirt with you, this is a record that’s asking you out. If you get into bed with us there’s going to be a relationship.”

Brooklyn’s Landlady will kick off the night. The large group creates a unique sound that pulls from varied influences: Sly and the Family Stone, The Pixies, Os Mutantes, Gilberto Gil, The Flaming Lips.

Doors open at 9:30 p.m. and the show is reserved for 21+. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased at Velouria Records, Cellar Door or online at

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