She may have started small, but her emotional, sincere, and extensive discography holds something for everyone. Profound lyricism meets classical folk mastery and Dolly Parton meets Stevie Nicks when Aimee Mann meets Cincinnati.
Mann, the 57-year-old mega-babe, launched her career in the '80s with the infamous punk band Til Tuesday as the bassist and vocalist. After attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mann linked up with The Young Snakes and soon took the stage as a solo performer. She released her debut album, Whatever, in 1993 and a followup, I’m With Stupid, in 1995 to positive reviews. Today, Mann has released a total of nine solo albums and has been named one of the world’s top ten greatest living songwriters. She solidified her folk-punk-rock cocktail in her well-known song Save Me when it received both Academy and Grammy award nominations after it was used in the film Magnolia in the early aughts. Her most recent album, Mental Illness, depicts the melancholy and jubilance of dealing with and overcoming sadness and grief.
I could go on and on about Aimee Mann's accomplishments, but her music truly has a way of speaking to anyone. Her endless vocals and superb fashion appeals to the crowds, but she utilizes her classic folk-driven voice and acoustic guitar to evoke healing and craft an intimate performance. She is a legend, a lyricist, and a lady who has risen to the top. What's more to love?
When: January 26th, 8:00 PM; doors open at 7
Where: Madison Theater
How much: $35, or $32 online advance