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Ryan Kattner

Ryan Kattner (aka Honus Honus), is a musician-songwriter, film/theater score composer, screenwriter, mustachioed multi-hyphenate living in Los Angeles. Texas-born, he grew up in the Philippines, South Carolina, Germany, Illinois, Alabama and Missouri before finally settling in Philadelphia and pouring his scattered upbringing into his bands Man Man and Mister Heavenly. He’s releasing his first solo album in 2016. Michael J. Fox as Teen Wolf is his spirit animal. You can follow him on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. (photo credit: Mike Gerry)

Bio

Based in Philadelphia, PA, Man Man is an experimental indie band that incorporates Eastern European and circus-esque styles in their music, creating a unique sound. The band consists of Honus Honus (lead vocals, piano, percussion), Pow Pow (drums, auxiliary percussion), Critter Crat (aka Cougar) (guitar, trumpet, bass, marimba, vocals), Organ Freeman (synth, organ, accordion, vocals), and Chang Wang (alto sax, bari sax, vibraphone, melodica, flute, percussion, vocals). Their style has been compared to a mixture of Tom Waits, Frank Zappa, and Captain Beefheart. Man Man is known for their distinctive live shows where the members of the band dress in white tennis outfits and don war paint. During their sets the band does not take breaks between songs in order to keep a constant energy level. Man Man has released two LPs with Ace Fu Records: The Man in the Blue Turban With a Face (2004) and Six Demon Bag (2006). In November 2007 they signed with Anti- to release Rabbit Habits (2008). Their second Anti- release is titled Life Fantastic and was released in 2011. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Talks

Honus Honus Will (Try To) Play Any Holiday Song You Want

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By Ryan Kattner | December 16, 2016

Honus Honus Will (Try To) Play Any Holiday Song You Want

Total disaster? Most likely. Entertaining? I’m sure there will be moments.

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT to Clash with Security

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By Ryan Kattner | November 18, 2016

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT to Clash with Security

Honus Honus (Man Man) shares his very best concert etiquette.

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT to Be a Booze Mutant

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By Ryan Kattner | July 13, 2016

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT to Be a Booze Mutant

Uncle Honus advises you to just puke in your purse.

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT to Piss off a Band with the Little Things

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By Ryan Kattner | June 29, 2016

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT to Piss off a Band with the Little Things

Honus Honus just wants a quiet place to do what humans do.

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT to Treat the Merch Person

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By Ryan Kattner | June 15, 2016

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT to Treat the Merch Person

Respect Marc Hinkle, Honus Honus’ fictional merch dude.

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT to Ask to be Guest Listed

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By Ryan Kattner | June 1, 2016

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT to Ask to be Guest Listed

Honus Honus of Man Man doesn’t have an infinite number of plus ones, so don’t bother asking.

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT to Treat the Opening Band

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By Ryan Kattner | May 18, 2016

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT to Treat the Opening Band

Honus Honus of Man Man wants you to have some basic human decency and treat openers like humans.

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT To Be a Drug Dope at Shows

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By Ryan Kattner | May 4, 2016

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT To Be a Drug Dope at Shows

Don’t flail onstage in a drugged-out haze or Honus Honus will boot you in the face.

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT to Act in a Band’s Green Room

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By Ryan Kattner | April 6, 2016

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT to Act in a Band’s Green Room

Man Man frontman Honus Honus asks you to cease and desist from drawing penises and engaging in other such chicanery.

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT to Use Your Mouth at Shows

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By Ryan Kattner | March 23, 2016

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT to Use Your Mouth at Shows

You don’t want to know what’ll happen if you ask Honus to play “Free Bird.”

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT To Be Dumb with Smartphones

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By Ryan Kattner | March 9, 2016

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT To Be Dumb with Smartphones

Watch out, or Honus Honus will lick your cell.

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT to Hurt People at Shows

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By Ryan Kattner | February 24, 2016

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT to Hurt People at Shows

Like having teeth? Man Man frontman Honus Honus has some essential concert etiquette for you.

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT To Make a Band Hate You

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By Ryan Kattner | February 17, 2016

Dude, Be Cool: Here’s How NOT To Make a Band Hate You

Man Man frontman Honus Honus premieres his show etiquette column.

Ryan Kattner (Man Man) Will Sing (Butcher) You (Almost) Any Christmas Song You Want

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By Ryan Kattner | December 10, 2015

Ryan Kattner (Man Man) Will Sing (Butcher) You (Almost) Any Christmas Song You Want

Spend the most wonderful time of the year staring at the Talkhouse Instagram, where Kattner will be caroling (part of) the day away.

Ryan Kattner (Man Man) Talks the Joy of Losing Your Mind on Tour

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By Ryan Kattner | October 24, 2015

Ryan Kattner (Man Man) Talks the Joy of Losing Your Mind on Tour

During the madness that is tour, you can enter a unique and enchanted headspace. That's when it becomes surreal, magical and, above all else, fun.