In the title track of her latest album, Charmer, singer-songwriter Aimee Mann contends that the world doesn’t know “that secretly charmers feel like they’re frauds.” If that’s the case, Ms. Mann will have to learn to cope with her insecurities, because over the course of her solo career she hasn’t lost one ounce of the stuff. She likely knows that, too: Take, for instance, the video she made for the album’s other single, “Labrador”; in it, she and tonight’s opening act, Ted Leo, recreate the video she made with new wavers ’Til Tuesday for “Voices Carry” in ’85. It’s a fraud worth buying.
Sat., Oct. 27, 8 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 17, 2012