What can we say about David Liebe Hart? He's kind of the king of outsider performance art, if such a title is possible, as an artist, musician and puppeteer. If you don't recognize him, we suggest you weirden up your television-viewing habits. Hart and his puppets can be seen here and there on Adult Swim's "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" typically singing nonsensical songs about everyday stuff. On Oct. 13, he and his band grace the stage at Cafe Nine, playing rock songs about, you know, stuff. There's some comedians on the bill too, as the show is co-presented by Manic Productions and Fistful of Jokes.
David Liebe Hart Band, with The Defcon Five, Dan Rice, Jerry Morgan, Brian Barganier and Andrew Morgan
Oct. 13, 9 p.m., $8-$10, Cafe Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, (203) 789-8281, cafenine.com, manicproductions.org.