Philly phenoms Man Man are hitting the studio in March and April to record the follow up to 2008’s criminally overlooked Rabbit Habits. No title of yet for the project, which will be out in early fall on Anti, but there are plenty of new songs planned for the band’s Friday show at the Troc. Here, per our request, Man Man’s main man Honus Honus reveals many of his favorites, so that we might better grasp what fuels his wicked rasp. Favorite song: “Puppet on a String,” Gino Washington. Musical artist: Leonard Cohen. Band: Pavement. Baseball player: Dock Ellis, Nolan Ryan, Kenny Powers. Ice cream flavor: Flesh. 80s-era rapper: Fat Boys. Porn website: McManus.com Author: Dudley Moore. Cocktail: The Nam Nguyen. It involves Sriracha and jelly. Shitty beer: Duff. Local beer: Kenzinger. Single malt Scotch: Hurricane. Counting Crows song: “Adam Sparkles.” Biggest Loser contestant: Jay Leno. Philly Dive: Dirty Frank's. Bartenders are the best, and the special is one of the strangest in town. Sexual position: Inside. Burger: Royal Tavern or Standard. It’s a real battle of North and South. Milkshake: Kelis. Christian Slater movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest . Sno-cone flavor: Snoopy. Michael Crichton book: Coma.
Fri., March 5, 8:30pm. $14. With Javelin + Skin Cells. Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215.922.6888. thetroc.com
Like our restaurant scene, Philadelphia’s music community is in the midst of a renaissance. The regeneration was on abundant display during SXSW, where, no matter where you went, a band from Philly was on the tip of someone’s tongue, in front of their eyes or ringing in their ears. Even Bill Murray’s.