Anais Mitchell at the Levitt

Jul 6, 2011
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Anais at the New Bedford Summerfest; photo by Reinhard Liess.

Every week, there are several musical acts playing at the Levitt that are worthy of a recommendation. Even in weeks when we’re only highlighting one artist, like this week, there are probably others worth checking out. We won’t mention them, because then we wouldn’t exactly be highlighting anybody, now would we (but check the full schedule here if you’re curious)? This week the honor goes Anais Mitchell, whose new album—the “folk opera” Hadestown—according to our esteemed editor, “sounds pretty incredible, at least for those of us into rootsy-folksy stuff. Or maybe it’s pretentious as hell.” A ringing endorsement! Indie darling Justin Vernon has guest appearances on several tracks, as does the now-legendary Ani DiFranco. Anais’s manager calls the album “the story of Orpheus and Eurydice set in post-apocalyptic Depression-era America.” Ambitious, and a real treat for the Levitt.

Anais Mitchell at the Levitt
Saturday, July 9, 8 p.m.
Levitt Pavilion, Memorial Park
Holly St. at Raymond Ave., Pasadena