Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Aimee Mann Toronto concert

I went to see Aimee Mann at the Mod Club last night in Toronto. Aimee's set was entirely acoustic. The arrangements included piano (giving some of the tracks a Coldplay feel), accordian, electric bass, acoustic guitars, a beat box, and some synth soundscapes (like strings).

She played acoustic guitar, some electric bass and even dabbled on the piano for a bit -- a new instrument for Aimee. The sound and performances were extraordinarily good; except forsome silliness it could have been recorded for a live album.

Aimee was in very good spirits despite the fact that her brother-in-law died a week ago. She was extremely playful onstage, a far cry from the last time I saw her at the Palais Royale a number of years ago where she said virtually nothing to the audience and stared intently at the back of the room.

I took some pics. They're not great, but here they are:

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