MEN to come Vietnam for first time

Gender-bending, genre-smashing sensation MEN are preparing to hit Vietnam for the first time this March 11.

Coming straight from their Australia/New Zealand tour - including a headline performance at the Sydney Mardi Gras, MEN will hit Hanoi on Sunday March 11, joining local fem rockers Go Lim for a one-off show for CAMA at Hanoi Rock City, at 27/52 To Ngoc Van street at 8pm.

MEN is a Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective led by LE TIGRE’s JD Samson.

MEN focus on the energy of live performance and radical potential of dance music.

Their music speaks of issues such as wartime economies, sexual compromise, and the demand for liberties through lyrical content and an inventive, high-energy stage show.

The group began in 2007 with the DJ/production/remix team of LE TIGRE members JD Samson and Johanna Fateman. With LE TIGRE on hiatus, when the duo began to write new songs, it made sense to merge their efforts with JD's other project HIRSUTE (Michael O'Neill, JD Samson, Emily Roysdon and Ginger Brooks Takahashi).

Fronted by feminist electro-punk pioneer J.D. Samson (Le Tigre), MEN draw on the legacy of new wave icons like Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, 80s post-punk, synth-pop and 90s electro to create a politcially charged and uniquely millennial sound.

Tickets: VND 200,000 (at the door)
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Radical, raw, challenging, but above all danceable, MEN are one act not to miss in 2012!

By Uyen Phuong

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