Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann

Ted Leo

Fri, July 14, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$35.00

Aimee Mann
Aimee Mann
Acclaimed artist Aimee Mann confirms additional East Coast tour dates this June with stops in Brooklyn, Providence, Port Washington, Portsmouth and more. Tickets can be purchased here:aimeemann.com/tour. See below for complete tour details.

Mann’s new album, Mental Illness, out now via SuperEgo Records, has been released to critical praise:

“Mental Illness can be punishingly sad, but also breathtakingly pretty.” –NPR Music

‘Mental Illness wallows in its troubles, and it’s an exquisite wallow." –The New York Times

“Every doomed syllable is sacred and every tragic rhyme fits, as though each song were a puzzle to which only Mann knows the solution.” –Los Angeles Times

“Mental Illness is Aimee Mann’s quintessential statement, tempering the discord of life with elegant chamber folk. Mann fills her songs with ordinary people struggling against operatic levels of pain.” –Pitchfork

“...a solid addition to Mann's estimable discography, the kind of record that sets a mood and sustains it for 39 craftsmanlike minutes.” –Chicago Tribune

"...Mann crafts a melancholic atmosphere that is worth repeated listens, whether as a means for catharsis or as a well-crafted cloud to ease the punishing brightness of a too-sunny day.” –The Boston Globe

“Aimee Mann's quietly intense songs have always painted empathetic portraits of tormented characters— who leave an impression on her, as well as listeners.” –ELLE

“...a serene album of delicate, mournful songs.” –Associated Press

“The patron saint of gloomy folk pop.” –The Washington Post

“A showcase for her considerable craft and her knife-edge wit, Mental Illness is one of Mann’s sharpest albums of the century.” –Stereogum
“The singer-songwriter plays into her melancholic reputation with grace and conviction.” –Consequence of Sound

“Most artists can only hope to make music this vital over 30 years into a musical career.” –Brooklyn Vegan

Additionally, Mann performed her single “Goose Snow Cone” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Watch/share her performance here:http://bit.ly/2ocLh6b.

Mental Illness shows off Mann’s rich, incisive and wry melancholia in an almost all-acoustic format, with a “finger-picky” style inspired by some of her favorite ‘60s and ‘70s folk-rock records, augmented by haunting strings arranged by her longtime producer, Paul Bryan. On this eleven-track album, the Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning singer remains a student of human behavior, drawing not just on her own experiences to form the characters in the songs but tales told by friends. Additional players include: Jonathan Coulton on acoustic guitar and backing vocals, Jay Bellerose on drums, Jamie Edwards on piano, John Roderickas a co-writer and Ted Leo (who recently joined her in a joint side project, The Both) as a background singer.

After several albums with Til Tuesday, Mann began her solo career in 1993 with the album Whatever and made a name for herself through her independent success and the founding of her record label, SuperEgo Records. In addition to her solo albums, she has appeared on many film soundtracks, most notably the score for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, with “Save Me” landing her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Song.

In 2014, Mann joined up with Ted Leo for a more rock-oriented duo project, releasing a self-titled album under the name The Both. Other extracurricular activities since her previous record Charmer ranged from playing herself on the hit TV series Portlandia to performing for President Obama and the First Lady at the White House. Named one of The Huffington Post’s “13 Funny Musicians You Should Be Following On Twitter,” Mann has gained a diehard social media following for her quick wit and stinging observation.
Ted Leo
Ted Leo
Born September 11, 1970 in South Bend, Indiana, Leo grew up in Bloomfield, New Jersey, where his family was from, and spent many formative years in the hardcore punk scene of New York City during the 1980s and early 1990s. He graduated from Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange in 1988 and the University of Notre Dame in the fall of 1993 with a degree in English.

Leo was a founding member of the New York punk band Citizens Arrest in 1989. In the 1990s, Leo played in bands that included Chisel, Puzzlehead, and The Sin-Eaters.

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists was formed in 1999 in Washington, D.C. The group recorded six studio albums between 1999 and 2010. Leo has also maintained a consistent presence as a solo performer since the 1990s.

In early 2013, Leo and Aimee Mann formed a duo called The Both, after Leo had toured with Mann for several months as her supporting act.

Brother of Chris Leo and Danny Leo.
Venue Information:
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
2036 University Avenue
near Downtown Berkeley BART
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://www.theuctheatre.org/