Aimee Mann
American musician
Aimee Mann
Aimee Mann is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist and bassist.
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Leonard Cohen's Favorite Greek Singer: Athena Andreadis
Huffington Post - 17 days
Many years ago while visiting Greece, Leonard Cohen was asked who his favorite Greek singer was. "Athena," he replied without hesitation. While making his final CD, "You Want It Darker," Cohen found out that Athena had moved to Los Angeles and immediately asked her to sing the chorus of his song "Traveling Light." Before moving to Los Angeles, Athena had been on a dynamic trajectory in Europe releasing three albums and performing at the Glastonbury Festival, Royal Festival Hall and throughout France and Greece. The Guardian called her "brave and original" and The Daily Mail wrote that Athena was "Radiating class and oodles of talent... a voice blessed... this rare diamond ought to shine." Here in the U.S., Billboard hailed her as "a talented rising pop star" with "a voice blessed." Produced by Ethan Allen, Athena's debut U.S. CD "Ready for the Sun" features studio greats Adam Levy (Norah Jones), Deron Johnson (Miles Davis), Jimmy Paxson (Stevie Nicks), Michael Ward (Ben Harpe ...
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'The saddest, slowest, most acoustic' record: Aimee Mann announces a new album
LATimes - about 1 month
Though she grew up on the East Coast, singer, songwriter, guitarist and transplant Aimee Mann long ago earned her place as the poet laureate of a certain brand of Los Angeles ennui.  Her most famous song, “Save Me,” after all — from the film “Magnolia” — opens with the line, “You look like the...
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Video premiere: The Silver Lake Chorus cruises empty L.A. streets in blissful take on Aimee Mann's 'Easy to Die'
LATimes - 7 months
In the new Silver Lake Chorus video for “Easy to Die,” the Atwater Village-adjacent group cruises the lonely boulevards of the city while delivering an ethereal take on Aimee Mann’s grim ballad.  First released for the chorus’ 2015 self-titled album, the work has been remixed by the Nashville guitar...
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These Are The Best Movies To Watch When You Need An Ugly Cry
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It's the holiday season, and the combination of eggnog, family, travel and gloomy weather may make you a little weepy. But if you need some cover for the tears, HuffPost has your back (again).  Here are some of our suggestions for the best movies to cry through. Needless to say, ALL THE SPOILERS ahead. Up I have no idea what happened during 99 percent of "Up" because it was impossible to see through my tears after the first five minutes, which was one of the sweetest opening scenes in a movie ever. -- Amanda Terkel Cast Away When Chuck Noland loses Wilson, your soul is crushed. And when Wilson drifts away into the ocean -- his spiky hair disappearing on the horizon -- you just want to drown in that water along with Chuck. And then, the gut punch: Chuck's longtime love Kelly Frears went and got a WHOLE NEW FAMILY. -- Sam Stein Beasts of the Southern Wild When adorable 6-year-old Hushpuppy swims to the floating bar in the Mississippi Delta in search ...
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For Love and for the Love of Lennon in New York City: 35th Annual Tribute Concert Preview
Huffington Post - over 1 year
"John was a great artist, yes. But he was more than that. He was a revolutionary, an activist who spoke truth to power and stood for something beyond politics and the shallowness of patriotism. He was a rebel, a seeker, a misogynist who grew to be a feminist, a violent man who became a gentle man. More than anything it was his growth as a man that was heroic. That is the journey we all aspire to. Call it the 'real hero's journey.' That will always be relevant. It's about the message that came through him...that message is as timeless as Buddha! John was a vessel for that message of love. 'Love, love, love. All you need is love. It's the word, love. Love is a flower, you have to let grow. Love is the answer and you know that for sure. Love is all and love is every one. Limitless, undying love that shines around me like a million suns." Joe Raiola Theatre Within Executive Director, Producer/Artistic Director of the Annual John Lennon Tribute, Senior Editor at MAD, comedian, speaker, w ...
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Manx Telecom reports profit and revenues up in first annual report since going public
Isle Of Man Today - almost 2 years
Manx Telecom has shown a ‘good, solid performance’ with reported profit before and after tax for the year at £5.7m from £0.4m a year earlier. Revenue was £79.3m from £76m, an increase of 4.2 per cent. And the final dividend for shareholders was 6.6 pence, taking the total to 9.9pence. There was a small decline in EBITDA, (earnings before interest,taxes, depreciation and amortization) from £27.5m to £27.1m but the company said this was as a result of the additional costs associated with being a public company. And the underlying operating profit was reported at £17.6m, down from £18.1m, a decrease of 2.8 per cent MT chief executive officer Mike Dee said: ‘Looking back at our achievements in 2014 I am pleased to say we had a busy and successful year. ‘Following the IPO (initial public offering) in February 2014 we have continued to focus on our core business of providing a wide range of communications services to consumers, businesses and the public sector on the Isle of Ma ...
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Aimee Mann & David Wain Star In A Forlorn Music Video About The Common Cold
Huffington Post - about 3 years
If anyone can make us feel sympathy for the plight of the common cold, it's Aimee Mann. After all, it's a virus that goes from host to host, only to be rejected and dejected each time. Check out this new music video in which Mann sings a ballad from the point of view of the cold, trying desperately to keep the attention of a scientist (played by David Wain). Dave Foley also shows up. The song is part of an upcoming album, "2776: A Millennium of American Asskickery" from comedy writers Rob Kutner and The Levinson Brothers. Proceeds from the album will go to the school-building charity One Kid One World.
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Hideout Block Party/A.V. Fest 2013: Mavis Staples, Neko Case & More (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The Hideout Block Party's annual mashup with The A.V. Club's AV Fest returned Friday and Saturday to take over a Chicago street outside the legendary Noble Square concert venue. Perhaps owing to the street fest's generally family-friendly, "cool" dad rock-heavy musical lineup, there were many strollers and kids outfitted with high-tech noise-canceling headphones among the crowd taking in Mavis Staples, Neko Case, Young the Giant, The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo) and more. Friend of HuffPost and photographer Joshua Mellin was on hand to take in the fest and shared some of his favorite shots from the two-day festivities.
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A Very Indie Fourth Of July Playlist
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Today is the Fourth of July, America's great big birthday, and what better to do on such a festive occasion than to barbecue some meat (or delicious vegetables), gather with friends and listen to some carefully chosen tunes while staring at the blinding light of impressive pyrotechnic shows overhead. Well, you're in luck! We've put together a list of the 20 songs you should be listening to on Independence Day. Scroll down for the very indie playlist and let us know what songs you would add in the comments. 1. "Independence Day" - Elliott Smith Let's start this holiday off with indie royalty. 2. "The Star Spangled Banner" - Sufjan Stevens A little alternative patriotism. 3. "Parades Go By" - The Magnetic Fields Because Fourth of July parades are almost as good as St. Patrick's Day. 4. "American Music" - Violent Femmes An ode to American music on this uber-American day. 5. "4th of July" - Aimee Mann Let's bring it down with Ms. Mann. ...
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Fred Armisen: 'I Think It's Clear' That I've Left 'SNL'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's official: After 11 years, Fred Armisen is done with "Saturday Night Live." In an interview with Splitsider, not only did the "Portlandia" star confirm his exit, but he said he felt he went out with a bang. "I think it's clear," Armisen said. "I didn't do any kind of official announcement, but I really felt like it was obvious. An ending that was a love letter to all the music I grew up with, and also to my friends and to SNL and to Lorne and to the cast. There was a lot of emotion attached to it, but it was a very positive emotion." The ending Armisen is referring to is a sketch he performed in May in which he played Ian Rubbish, a member of an English punk rock band. He was joined onstage by his "Portlandia" co-star Carrie Brownstein, plus several music legends including Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, Aimee Mann and Michael Penn, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis. Rumors of Armisen's departure began to surface earlier this year, and las ...
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Steven Rosen: The 30 Best Post 50 Albums Of 2012
Huffington Post - about 4 years
(Written/Compiled for Rock's Backpages, www.rocksbackpages.com) THE 84 ROCK'S BACKPAGES contributors -- and other invited music aficionados who participated in its second Senior Moments poll -- had a heap of fun with their list titles. As if "senior moments" and "silver-haired top tens" (both coined by RBP's editorial director Barney Hoskyns) weren't sly enough, David Quantick came up with the wonderful acronym MOPO -- "Music of Older People Origin." Robert (Robot) Hull rather bluntly labeled his submission "Top Ten Albums of the Year by Old Farts." Tim Riley's tag was "Geezer Youth." Holly Gleason called hers "Top 10 Dinosaur Rock Records." We could go on. And yet, for all the merriment, there was also commitment to the cause. While rock may have started as youth music, and that's still an artistically vital and commercially lucrative part of it, it is indeed only a part of it. Older musicians who were influenced by rock and all its related streams -- country, sou ...
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Lindsay Lohan's 'Liz & Dick' gets slammed by critics, celebrities
Fox News - about 4 years
"I get the feeling the phrase 'It is what it is' was said a lot in the editing room," Aimee Mann tweeted. 
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Aimee Mann Duets With James Mercer on 'Kimmel'
Rolling Stone - over 4 years
Aimee Mann brought Shins leader James Mercer with her to Jimmy Kimmel Live last night where the pair duetted on "Living a Lie" from Mann's latest album Charmer They blended their distinctive voices into smooth harmonies while Mann strummed an electric guitar and her band filled out the tune which...
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Tonight's top shows: Aimee Mann and the dB's
Chicago Times - over 4 years
Aimee Mann: The singer’s out with her first album (“Charmer”) since 2008 and eighth overall in a career notable for its attention to craftsmanlike detail and haunting imagery. What’s more, she’ll be touring with the always ready-to-rock Ted Leo, 8 p.m. Thursday at the Park West, 322 W. Armitage Av., $35; jamusa.com.
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Kristi York Wooten: Rockin' A Hard Place: Where Sugarland, John Mayer and Zac Brown Climbed to Fame
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Anthony Bourdain's 2000 exposé Kitchen Confidential became the quintessential tell-all about the restaurant business when it mocked the dirty underbelly of the industry with a flashing wit and compelling prose. John Jeter's Rockin' A Hard Place: Flats, Sharps And Other Notes From A Misfit Music Club Owner, released by Hub City Press on November 6, just might do the same for the music scene. Book jacket courtesy of Hub City Press. The memoir by Jeter - a Columbia University Journalism School grad and co-owner of popular Southeastern music venue The Handlebar - is an absorbing tale of how to start a business and fail, and win, and succeed, and fail and win again. Fans of singer-songwriters and blues musicians, in particular, will appreciate Jeter's many anecdotes and quotes from road warriors such as Livingston Taylor, Leon Redbone, and even the Godmother of folk herself, Joan Baez. Jeter illustrates how the cliché of limos and excess in the 1970s and 1980s has today g ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Aimee Mann
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 55
    In 2016, Mann covered the Carpenters’ hit 1973 single Yesterday Once More for episode 2 of HBO's Vinyl.
    More Details Hide Details In the episode, Natalie Prass cameos as the visage of Karen Carpenter, lip syncing Mann’s cover in a car with Olivia Wilde’s character during a dream sequence.
  • 2015
    Age 54
    On August 19, 2015 Mann appeared with The Both band member Ted Leo on Conan performing an unsolicited campaign song for 2016 presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee.
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  • 2014
    Age 53
    On November 20, 2014, Mann appeared with Dana Gould and Nick Offerman on @midnight on Comedy Central, and on March 21, 2016, Mann made a second appearance on the show with Jonathan Coulton and Dave Hill.
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    In 2014, Mann voice acted on Steven Universe, providing the voice of Opal in episode "Giant Woman".
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  • 2013
    Age 52
    On July 22, 2013, Mann filed a lawsuit against MediaNet Digital Inc. claiming they were distributing 120 of her songs on an expired license agreement.
    More Details Hide Details She attempted to claim as much as $18 million in statutory damages. The case has since been dropped.
    In 2013, Mann had a cameo on the April 8 episode of The Daily Show in a mock appeal to preserve the "habitat" of the crab louse, in a comedy segment about pubic shaving.
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    In February 2013, Mann and Ted Leo started playing together in a collaborative project called #BOTH and scheduled shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
    More Details Hide Details In April 2014, she collaborated with Leo on The Both, their first album.
  • 2012
    Age 51
    In 2012, Mann released Charmer, an album which features a duet with James Mercer of The Shins.
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  • 2011
    Age 50
    In 2011, Mann participated on The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards judging panel, marking a consecutive year and third overall appearance as a judge with the organization.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 49
    In 2010, Mann joined The 9th Annual Independent Music Awards judging panel to promote independent musicians.
    More Details Hide Details She was also an inaugural member of the panel in 2001.
  • 2009
    Age 48
    In 2009, Mann announced that she was working on a musical based on her album The Forgotten Arm but later stated that it was put on hold owing to similarities to the film The Fighter (2010).
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  • 2008
    Age 47
    In 2008, Mann released @#%&*!
    More Details Hide Details Smilers, which features Grammy-nominated artwork by Gary Taxali. The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 32 and on the Top Independent Albums chart at number 2. @#%&*! Smilers was met with mostly praise, with Billboard stating that it "pops with color, something that gives it an immediacy that's rare for an artist known for songs that subtly worm their way into the subconscious... Smilers grabs a listener, never making him or her work at learning the record, as there are both big pop hooks and a rich sonic sheen." The music video for the song "31 Today", directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, features comedian Morgan Murphy.
  • 2006
    Age 45
    In 2006, Mann released One More Drifter in the Snow, a Christmas album featuring both covers and new songs.
    More Details Hide Details The album's iTunes version replaced "Christmastime" (a duet with husband Michael Penn) with a cover of Joni Mitchell's "River" and "Clean Up for Christmas" from The Forgotten Arm; an updated version of the CD was released two years later with the Joni Mitchell cover.
  • 2005
    Age 44
    In 2005, Mann released The Forgotten Arm, a concept album set in the 1970s about two lovers who meet at the Virginia State Fair and go on the run.
    More Details Hide Details The Joe Henry-produced album, which was recorded mostly live with few overdubs, contains illustrations which reflected Mann's interest in boxing. She trained with the boxing trainer Freddie Roach; the album's title is derived from a boxing move in which one arm is used to hit the opponent, causing him to "forget" about the other, which is then used to deliver a harsher blow. The following year Mann received a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package for the album's artwork (shared with Gail Marowitz).
  • 2004
    Age 43
    In 2004, Mann released Live at St. Ann's Warehouse, a live album and DVD recorded at a series of shows in Brooklyn, New York.
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  • 2002
    Age 41
    In 2002, Mann released Lost in Space, an album which features art by Seth.
    More Details Hide Details The song High on Sunday 51 from this album was used on the soundtrack of Third Watch, Season 4, Episode 13 (Snow Blind). The following year she released Lost in Space Special Edition, which features a second disc containing six live recordings (including a version of Coldplay's "The Scientist") as well as two B-sides and two previously unreleased songs.
  • 2001
    Age 40
    In 2001, she joined the judging panel for The 1st Annual Independent Music Awards.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 39
    In 2000, Mann released Bachelor No. 2, released on SuperEgo, which included some songs from Magnolia and new material.
    More Details Hide Details Also that year, she and her husband formed a concept called Acoustic Vaudeville, a mixture of music and stand-up comedy; among the comedians joining them for shows were Janeane Garofalo, Patton Oswalt and David Cross.
  • 1999
    Age 38
    In 1999, Mann recorded original material for the soundtrack to the Paul Thomas Anderson film Magnolia, which earned both Academy Award and Grammy Award nominations for the song "Save Me".
    More Details Hide Details She negotiated a contract release from David Geffen and founded her own label, SuperEgo Records.
  • 1997
    Age 36
    In 1997, Mann married songwriter Michael Penn (brother of actors Sean Penn and Chris Penn), whom she met in the 1980s.
    More Details Hide Details They courted while Mann was recording Whatever.
  • 1995
    Age 34
    In 1995, Mann released I'm with Stupid, her second album, through Geffen Records which, like her debut, garnered positive reviews but modest commercial success.
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  • 1993
    Age 32
    In 1993, Mann released her debut solo album, Whatever, which sold modestly but met with critical praise.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 29
    The band broke up in 1990 when Mann left to start her solo career.
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  • 1987
    Age 26
    In 1987, she sang vocals with Geddy Lee on the single "Time Stand Still" by rock band Rush from their 1987 album Hold Your Fire.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared in the music video for the song. In 1988, the band released Everything's Different Now, their third and final album. Shortly after its release, Mann said that she was much more pleased with it than the debut, primarily because she felt it made more of a personal statement about her life.
  • 1986
    Age 25
    In 1986, Mann provided backing vocals to Inside, Matthew Sweet's debut album.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, she performed backing vocals to "The Far Away Nearby", a song on Cyndi Lauper's second album, True Colors. In 1987, she sang on Rush's song "Time Stand Still" on the album Hold Your Fire. The single is credited as "Rush (featuring Aimee Mann)". In 1995, she recorded a cover version of Harry Nilsson's "One" on the album For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson and in 1996, "Baby Blue" on the Badfinger tribute album Come and Get It. In 1997, Mann recorded a cover of "Nobody Does It Better", the theme song of the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, on the album Shaken and Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project. In 2004, Mann sang on the song "That's Me Trying" from William Shatner's album Has Been (co-written and produced by Ben Folds).
  • 1985
    Age 24
    In 1985, the band released Voices Carry, the debut album with the title track inspired by Mann's breakup with Hausman.
    More Details Hide Details It won the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist. In 1986, the band released Welcome Home, their second album.
  • 1983
    Age 22
    In 1983, Mann co-founded the new wave band 'Til Tuesday with Berklee classmate and boyfriend Michael Hausman (who went on to manage her solo career).
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1978
    Age 17
    Mann grew up in Bon Air, Virginia, attended Midlothian High School in Chesterfield County, and graduated from Open High School in Richmond, Virginia. In 1978, Mann enrolled in Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
    More Details Hide Details She dropped out of Berklee and joined the Boston punk band The Young Snakes. In 1983, the band released the EP Bark Along with The Young Snakes.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Born
    Born on September 8, 1960.
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