WANT TO GO?
With Xenia Rubios and Sly Roosevelt
WHERE: The V Club, 741 6th Ave., Huntington
WHEN: 10 p.m. Thursday
INFO: www.vclublive.com or 304-781-0680
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Ryan Kattner, lead singer and songwriter for experimental indie-rock band Man Man, described his musical career as "a series of poorly-planned life decisions that became this unexpected musical journey, which will culminate in our performance in Huntington."
Kattner, who performs with Man Man on Thursday at The V Club in Huntington, was joking a bit, but only a little.
"I think we're just curious to see how it all turns out," he said. "I don't know that anyone there has heard of us."
There is the potential for catastrophe, but maybe not.
Man Man isn't exactly unknown. The band's music has shown up on television:"10 lb Mustache" was featured in a series of Nike commercials, and Showtime's drug dramedy "Weeds" used "Feathers" and "Engwish Bwudd."
Also, this fall, "Hold On," the single from the band's latest record, "On Oni Pond," made it to No. 32 on the alternative music charts.
Kattner said he hoped the song would maybe make people a little curious about the experimental rock band.
"I hope it gets us out there a little more and works as a hook to reel people in," he said. "We have a wealth of great songs to keep people around."
Five albums worth, actually.
Kattner's journey into music is one of the odder ones. He calls himself a failed film student and explained that Man Man was his first band.
"I didn't even start playing music until after college," he said. "And even then, I wouldn't even call it a hobby. It was just something to deal with all the craziness of my early 20s.