Anni Rossi on tour w/ Camera Obscura, plays Pianos tonight
DOWNLOAD: Anni Rossi - Ecology (MP3)
Tiny Mix Tapes: Any favorite experience [at SXSW], your own sets or someone else's?
Anni Rossi: Well, there's an artist whose out on Rough Trade right now called Micachu and the Shapes. Her and I played this show together, which was pretty notable for my set too; it was on this patio at this placed called Ms. B's. Her and I played back to back one day, and her live show is awesome. We actually played with her in New York, too.
TMT: How have your influences changed or matured, specifically in classical, on strings...?
AR: Um, well, I've always loved pop music more than classical music, from when I was little. But I think that's natural. I mean, that transitional point when I really started writing music and transitioning out of classical music was when I was playing chamber music, like quartet music. I really liked Bartók and more contemporary composers. Then I discovered Laurie Anderson and Meredith Monk -- that was maybe like 5 years ago. My musical taste now has really ranged from somebody like Modest Mouse -- I really like their recordings -- and, like, Black Sabbath I've been really into lately. I generally go through phases where I'll listen to one thing over and over.
Anni Rossi plays a one-off show tonight (6/23) on the main stage at Pianos weekly Cross-Pollination series. Joining Rossi will be Pearl & the Beards and Ezra Furman & the Harpoons (who have a residency at the venue). Tickets for tonight are on sale.
The show comes in midst of Rossi's tour with Camera Obscura. As part of that, both acts will play Webster Hall on Wednesday, June 24th. Tickets are still on sale. In March, Anni opened for Camera Obscura at the much smaller Mercury Lounge.
Anni Rossi's second LP, Rockwell, came out in March on 4AD. In April she played "West Coast" off that record live at Permanent Records in Brooklyn. The video, with all tour dates, below...
ANNI ROSSI "west coast" @ PERMANENT RECORDS in BROOKLYN, NY 04.30.09.
Anni Rossi - 2009 Tour Dates
Jun 23 New York, New York - Piano's (Cross Pollination with Pearl and the Beard)
Jun 24 New York, New York - Webster Hall * New York, New York
Jun 25 Boston, Massachusetts - Somerville Theatre *
Jun 26 Montreal, Quebec - La Tulipe *
Jun 27 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Place *
Jun 29 Columbus, Ohio - Wexner Center Ohio State University *
Jun 30 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Mr. Smalls *
Jul 03 Iowa City, Iowa - The Picador
Jul 04 Des Moines, Iowa - 80/35 Festival
Jul 13 Chicago, Illinois - Schuba's **
Jul 14 Toronto, Ontario - El Mocambo **
Jul 15 Montreal, Quebec - Il Motore **
Jul 16 Boston, Massachusetts - Great Scott **
Jul 17 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - World Cafe Live **
* w/ Camera Obscura
** w/ Micachu