Posted in music | pictures on February 6, 2012

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Aimee Mann @ MHOW
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Aimee Mann's concert at Carnegie Hall in New York on Saturday night (Jan. 28) was for the birds. Or, at least, birdcalls.

The singer/songwriter has humbly admitted in the past that crafting small talk on stage between songs is slightly beyond her comfort zone. How far so? On her 2006 holiday tour, she outsourced the job to such comedians as Patton Oswalt and Paul F. Tompkins.

The audience assumed the responsibilities Saturday, as Mann invited the crowd to fill the spaces between tracks with birdcalls, a running gag that humorously linked her stellar 18-song set.

Backed by her three-piece band, Mann's adult alternative rock was a natural at Carnegie Hall's prestigious Zankel Hall. She joked that she'd do her best to adjust to the fairly formal setting, as she had played the more casual Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, N.Y. (with its smells of "beer and bleach," she ribbed), the previous night.[Billboard]
Pictures from the Brooklyn show, the 2nd to last on Aimee's tour, and one day before the Long Winters' John Roderick headlined his own show at Mercury Lounge, continue with a shot of Aimee's setlist, below...

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Comments (19)

great musician, I love to hear their song

Posted by ps3 games release | February 6, 2012 9:40 PM

Mann should have outsourced her banter to Roderick. He was pretty damn funny.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 10:43 PM

Moving music, and well selected pics.

Posted by Michael | February 7, 2012 5:06 AM

Does she ever do Voices Carry anymore?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 6:28 AM

^Only in Boston it seems!

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 7:07 AM

Poncake mit Lingonberry

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 8:12 AM

She sings like a shithead.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 8:41 AM

^Umm that one is not going to catch on you hummus face!

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 8:58 AM

Nah, she doesn't sing like a shithead. She sings like cats fighting in the alley, granted, but not like a shithead.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 9:00 AM

Well, I am of the opinin that she sings beautifully, and has wonderfully crafted songs, but hey everyone is entitled to their own viewpoint!

Posted by joshua sanders | February 7, 2012 9:05 AM

^ jagoff.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 9:08 AM

This is great, I can write anything I want and put my website in the URL line and people will buy things from me! Yes, Yes!

Posted by Hipster Urkel | February 7, 2012 9:21 AM

Love Aimee, but god, switch up the set lists.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 9:37 AM

^Yes...this!

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 9:41 AM

she wrote a good song, but her voice is awful.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 10:32 AM

This was a great show. The full band (rather than three piece approach of late) sounded really solid, breathing life into older songs again. And the new material was really fun to hear - I'm stoked for her new record.

The merch table situation, however, was bizarre:

- Aimee Mann selling a 2 song 7" for $15
- John Roderick didn't even bring merch (???), so he sold hugs and high fives


Posted by That's just, like, your opinion, Mann. | February 7, 2012 10:47 AM

A rather pedestrian show, filled with lackluster renditions of the same songs she has been preforming for what seems like ever. About time to find some new inspiration.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 11:15 AM

that milf is hot

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 12:47 PM

I just love her style and presence.

Posted by jordon | August 6, 2013 4:42 PM

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