Anni Rossi
Anni Rossi

Brooklyn label Social Registry is presenting the show at 92YTribeca in Manhattan tonight (3/27). Sian Alice Group, Lights, Zs, and a group we recently featured, Mountains are on the bill. Updated Mountains tour dates below.

Speaking of NYC shows happening tonight and Mountains... the Mountain Goats, and John Vanderslice are here for their show at the Society of Ethical Culture.

Also related to today (3/27)... Having just played a few shows at SXSW, including the official showcase of her (and the Mountain Goats') label 4AD, Los Angeles/Chicago's Anni Rossi is currently on tour and plays a show at Union Pool in Brooklyn tonight with Midnight Masses and Wild Yaks. You may have also caught Anni when she opened for her label-mates Camera Obscura at Mercury Lounge the other night.

To say that Anni Rossi has given new life to the viola is an understatement. Together with her alternative folk style and lilting vocals, Rossi has reinvented the way this classical instrument is typically used and given new light to how Americana music is structured and presented.

Entrancing and beautiful, Rossi shared several songs with the Current from her upcoming CD, "Rockwell," out in March of 2009. [Minnesota Public Radio]

In April, Anni will go out on tour with Noah and the Whale. That puts her back in NYC, and at Bowery Ballroom, on May 1st. Tickets are still on sale. All dates and a video below.

Camera Obscura also played a show at The Bell House in Brooklyn the other night, and tickets are now on sale for the show they have coming up at Webster Hall.

Midnight Masses (playing Union Pool with Anni) just went on tour with, and share a member with, Trail of Dead (who we also caught at SXSW).


Anni Rossi - 2009 Tour Dates
Mar 27 - Union Pool Brooklyn, New York
Mar 28 - M Room Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 3 - The Hideout Chicago, Illinois
Apr 18 - The Independent *** San Francisco, California
Apr 20 - Doug Fir Lounge *** Portland, Oregon
Apr 21 - Chop Suey *** Seattle, Washington
Apr 24 - 7th Street Entry *** Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 25 - Empty Bottle *** Chicago, Illinois
Apr 26 - The Magic Bag *** Detriot, Michigan
Apr 27 - Mod Club Theatre *** Toronto, Ontario
Apr 28 - Les Saints *** Montreal, Quebec
Apr 29 - Paradise Rock Club *** Boston, Massachusetts
May 1 - Bowery Ballroom *** New York, New York
May 2 - Black Cat *** Washington, Washington DC

*** w/ Noah and the Whale

Mountains - 2009 Tour Dates
Fri Mar 27 - New York, NY 92Y Tribeca
Wed Apr 15 - Boston, MA Tufts University Oxfam Cafe
Thu Apr 16 - Burlington, VT North End Studio
Fri Apr 17 - Syracuse, NY Metropolis Underground
Sat Apr 18 - Rochester, NY Bug Jar
Sun Apr 19 - Pittsburgh, PA Garfield Artworks
Tue Apr 21 - St. Louis, MO Open Lot
Wed Apr 22 - Boone, IA Elephant Dungeon
Thu Apr 23 - Minneapolis, MN Whole Music Club
Fri Apr 24 - Iowa City, IA Picador
Sat Apr 25 - Bloomington, IL 1009 N. Clinton
Sun Apr 26 - Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Tue Apr 28 - Toronto, ON The Music Gallery
Wed Apr 29 - Montreal, QC Casa Del Popolo
Thu Apr 30 - Ithaca, NY The Shop
Fri May 1 - Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Chapel

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