Daily Archives: December 12, 2008

A Mann-ly Little Christmas, with a Vengeance

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After more than a year of preamble (don’t ask), my first piece for Express is a short preview of Aimee Mann’s 3rd Annual Christmas show, pulling into the Birchmere on Monday. I enjoyed the prior two interations of this, I liked Smilers, Mann’s new album for this year, and I find her to be an engaging personage in general. So that’s a quadruple recommendation right there.

John Legend at Constitution Hall

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Reviewed for the Paper of Record. Brought Moms along, seeing as it was on her birthday.

The Setlist:

01 Used to Love U
02 Satisfaction
03 It’s Over
04 Alright
05 Heaven
06 Stereo
07 Quickly
08 Let’s Get Lifted
09 She Don’t Have to Know
10 Again
11 computer screen?
12 Good Morning
13 No Other Love
14 Slow Dance
15 P.D.A. (We Just Don’t Care)
16 Stay with You
17 Save Room
18 I Can Change
19 Everybody Knows / Adore / Purple Rain woo-hoos
20 Green Light

ENCORE:
21 Ordinary People
22 If You’re Out There