Don’t Miss Aimee Mann and Ted Leo Tomorrow at Webster HallApril 19th, 2013
Talented singer-songwriter Aimee Mann was making winning folkish rock long before the Magnolia soundtrack made her famous, not to mention earned her Academy Award and Grammy Award nominations for “Save Me” in the process. But while she still remains well known for that song and “Wise Up” (another tune from the Paul Thomas Anderson flick), Mann (above, performing “Labrador” for WBEZ FM’s Sound Opinions) hasn’t been pigeonholed by it. In fact, she’s put out six quality albums since the movie’s release, including last year’s Charmer. And while she often sings melancholy tales, her amiable comedic personality comes through live onstage.
As one of the leading forces in East Coast indie rock, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ted Leo (below, performing “Living a Lie” with Mann) has played with a variety of bands, channeling folk, hardcore, punk and soul. But tomorrow night at Webster Hall, alongside Aimee Mann, Leo goes it alone, playing a solo set. This is a great double bill you definitely shouldn’t miss.