Incoming: Joyce Manor, Matt & Kim, Gruff Rhys, Michelle Shocked, Man Man

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​The bulk of the springtime shows have already been announced, but that doesn't mean that there aren't still a few left. Leading the way this week is Philadelphia-based experimental indie outfit Man Man. If you've never heard a Man Man song, you're in for quite a treat. The band bases their style off of an Eastern European circus-esque inspiration. Their songs center around the piano playing of lead singer Honus Honus and incorporate such odd instruments as a clavinet, euphonium, meldoica and xylophone.

Their live shows, however, are where the band makes their reputation. They coordinate their clothes -- usually all white -- and pretty much just have at it onstage. Nothing is out of bounds and seemingly everything tends to happen. Luckily for the Phoenix crowd, Man Man are set to release their fourth album Life Fantastic the day of their May 10 show.

Joining Man Man with just announced shows of their own are Joyce Manor, Matt & Kim, Gruff Rhys and Michelle Shocked.

The rest of this week's non-freakout-centric just announced shows:

Citizen Fish: With Krum Bums, The Apathy Cycle, & NightGaun., Tuesday, May 17, 7 p.m., $10. Chasers Bar & Night Club, 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, 480-945-4985.

Four Year Strong: With Go Great Guns, Atlantic Aftermath., Wednesday, April 6, 6:30 p.m., $12. The Underground, 105 W. Main St., Mesa.

Holy Grail: With Cauldron., Thursday, May 12, 6:30 p.m., $10. Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-559-5859.

Joyce Manor: With Rumspringer, Come on Die Young, & Juliet., Saturday, July 9, 7 p.m., $8. The Underground, 105 W. Main St., Mesa.

Man Man: Tuesday, May 10, 8 p.m., $15-$16. Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.

Matt and Kim: With The Thermals, & DJ Autobot., Tuesday, June 14, 7 p.m., $20-$22. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0607.

The Queers: With The Apers., Thursday, June 23, 7 p.m., $12. Chasers Bar & Night Club, 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, 480-945-4985.

Gruff Rhys: Monday, May 30, 8 p.m., $11-$12. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Michelle Shocked: Saturday, May 14, 6 p.m., $22-$25. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.


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