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Aimee Mann, Superchunk & Jonathan Coulton @ Prospect Park (pics)

Veteran singer/songwriter Aimee Mann has been touring in continued support of last year’s great Mental Illness, one of the saddest, most somber albums in her very lengthy career. She’s been in the NYC-area for a handful of shows, including two recent NJ stops (we reviewed the Jersey City show), and last night (6/21), she performed in NYC twice. First she played the A2IM Libera Awards at Playstation Theater, and then she crossed the river into Brooklyn to play a free BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival show in Prospect Park. The Prospect Park show was opened by Aimee’s collaborator and tourmate Jonathan Coulton, and the bill was made even more exciting thanks to a set from indie legends Superchunk. Superchunk brought out their Merge labelmate Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee) to sing on “Erasure,” like she did at Bowery Ballroom earlier this year and on the recorded version. Pictures of the Prospect Park show are in the gallery above. Aimee and Superchunk’s setlists are below.

Aimee has one more NYC-area show: the American Roots Music Festival on Saturday (6/23) at Caramoor in Katonah with the great soul-folk singer Valerie June. That’s just a quick train ride out of Grand Central, and tickets are still available.

Aimee Mann at Prospect Park – 6/21/18 Setlist (via)
4th of July
Little Bombs
Patient Zero
The Moth
Labrador
Humpty Dumpty
Rollercoasters
You Never Loved Me
Goose Snow Cone
Save Me
Going Through the Motions
Borrowing Time
Long Shot

Encore:
One (Harry Nilsson cover)
Wise Up
Voices Carry (’Til Tuesday song)

Superchunk at Prospect Park – 6/21/18 Setlist (via)
100,000 Fireflies (The Magnetic Fields cover)
I Got Cut
Reagan Youth
What a Time to Be Alive
Why Do You Have to Put a Date on Everything
Package Thief
Detroit Has a Skyline
Like a Fool
This Summer
Crossed Wires
Hello Hawk
Erasure
Break the Glass
Driveway to Driveway
Digging for Something
Slack Motherfucker
Throwing Things

photos by David Andrako

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