Aimee Mann is one of those rare artists who have found commercial success while following a unique creative trajectory – a famous name without the burden of sellouts in her canon. Mann will perform at the Bearsville Theater on Saturday, January 21 in a show that as of presstime is pretty much sold out. Golden Circle tickets? Gone. Reserved-seating tickets? Yeah, good luck with that, pal. In fact, if you want to see Mann and you haven’t already plunked down the comparatively reasonable cost of a ticket, your options are limited to general admission, standing-room-only tickets. Those are still available, at least at the moment. But there’s no telling just how long they’ll last.
Mann first hit the public eye in the mid-‘80s, memorably shaming an abusive boyfriend (“He said shut up!”) in the video for Top Ten smash “Voices Carry” by her band ‘Til Tuesday. Mann’s connection to this area goes back nearly as far, as the second and third ‘Til Tuesday albums were recorded – at least in part – at Bearsville Studios.
Though her solo career has failed to produce any singles that scaled the chart heights experienced during her ‘Til Tuesday days, Mann has gained something perhaps far more valuable: an audience willing and able to follow her on a journey that has included paths through concept albums and soundtrack work.
Opening for Mann are Ivan and Alyosha, a Seattle-based indie outfit named after characters in The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky. The Bearsville Theater show will take place on Saturday, January 21, with doors opening at 8 p.m. and the concert starting at 9 o’clock. General admission tickets at $25 still remain. For tickets or more information, call (845) 679-7600 or see www.radiowoodstock.com.