You may not know it, but Ani has been playing schnell and hast for quite some time now. Of course, the words schnell and hast are German for “quick” and “fast,” a tempo that is certainly embodied in Ani’s brand-new Official Bootleg, Hamburg, Germany- 10.18.07. The release of this double-disc marks the second overseas bootleg we’ve released and boy, Europe has never sounded so good. Featuring Todd Sickafoose on bass...
Have you ever wished that you could ask Ani a question and get the real response, right from the Little Folksinger’s mouth? Well, thanks to the good folks over at Venus Zine, you can! Venus Zine, a fabulous magazine that focuses on the wonderful works of women in “music, art, film, fashion, and DIY culture” is featuring a call and response piece where Ani will answer YOUR questions in...
You keep asking for more shows, and in the spirit of the holiday we can’t help but keep giving! We’ve added a ton of dates in March and April; all you have to do is click here to get the latest information! If you don’t see your city on the latest list of stops don’t despair, there are sure to be more stops to come; check back to the tour...
For folks in the New York City area, take a break from your holiday run around to enjoy a rare opportunity to see Ani DiFranco in conversation with Anthony DeCurtis (think “Live From the Actor’s Studio” but about music…). Anthony DeCurtis is a contributing writer for Rolling Stone, The New York Times and other publications, and the author of In Other Words: Artists Talk About Life and Work and Rocking...
writers are still on strike, but never fear, some reruns are worth
watching. This Friday, November 30, you can catch Ani’s most recent
appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Originally aired on
October 3, 2007, Ani performs “Both Hands” with her band; Todd
Sickafoose on bass and Allison Miller on drums. Late Night with Conan
O’Brien airs on NBC; check their website here for your local schedule.
Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile Networks are now carrying Ani DiFranco ringtones. Choose from portions of “Slide,” “Shameless,” “Evolve,” “The Diner,” and the new recordings of “Both Hands,” and “Overlap” from Canon. To purchase a ringtone all you have to do is text message the keyword: Ani to 32852. So take that phone off vibrate, change that factory installed midi-style ringer, and make getting calls on your cell phone a musical...
On Sunday, November 18, lucky ticket holders to Ani’s sold out performance at Town Hall in New York City will be treated to a presentation by Democratic Presidential Candidate and Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich. And we can’t make any promises, but maybe he’ll shake his stuff on stage with Ani again; apparently Boston audiences learned the presidential candidate plays a mean shaker. If you don’t have your tickets for this...
Can you believe that 2008 is just around the corner?! We can; as a matter of fact we just got a whole lot of reasons to get excited for the New Year and want to share them with you: Ani and the crew is hitting the road again, including Todd Sickafoose on bass, Allison Miller on drums and some vibes and percussion from Mike Dillon. You can get your tickets...
To all our friends in the great white north (specifically Canada and some lucky folks in the northern US, such as Buffalo) – set your TiVo’s. This Wednesday, November 14 Ani DiFranco is interviewed on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos (don’t ask me how to pronounce it…) on the CBC at 11pm. The Hour is a national current affairs show on the CBC; George dissects timely issues one-on-one with some...
Now that ‘poet’ is officially added to the long list of hats that Ani wears on any given day (singer/songwriter/guitarist/preservationist/mom…) she’s making a little time on her November tour to focus on her book, Verses: Tuesday, November 13 at 1pm Wordsmith Bookstore 141 East Trinity Place, Decatur, GA Free and open to the public--250 spaces, first come-first served. Ani will read and be interviewed by Dr. Rebecca Hyman, professor of...
Ani’s performances November 9 in Boston and November 11 in Asheville will feature a presentation by Democratic Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich. Ani’s November tour is dedicated to promoting clean, sustainable energy solutions to the climate change crisis and opposing the construction of new nuclear power reactors. Rep. Kucinich will address these issues and announce his new proposal to launch the Works Green Administration, which will put millions of Americans to...
Tonight at 7pm EST get in front of a computer and tune in to ManiaTV's Daily Indie. Ani DiFranco is the Artist of the Day which means you’ll catch her ManiaTV interview and the video for “Both Hands”. ManiaTV is the first Internet television network and runs programs focusing on music, comedy and Hollywood…kinda like MTV but they actually play music videos! If your internet connection is down tonight, or...
Friday, October 19 Spinner.com’s “The Interface” will start running an
exclusive Ani performance and interview recently recorded in the AOL
studios in New York. Check out Ani, Todd Sickafoose (bass) and Allison
Miller (drums) performing “Both Hands,” “You Had Time,” “Shameless” and a
brand-spakin’ new, unreleased song “Present/Infant.” The performance
starts whenever you are ready – simply click here and enjoy the show!
Slam poet Buddy Wakefield joins Ani and her band as the special guest for the upcoming US November tour. Buddy’s a two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion (2004 & 2005); he’s been featured on NPR, the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and won over the crowds on Ani’s West Coast tour last September – this guy packs a powerful poetic punch that you don’t want to miss! Check out more...
lesbian and gay network, LOGO, will be premiering Ani DiFranco’s video
“Both Hands” tomorrow, Saturday, October 13 during NewNowNext Music. To
find out the details, including the time in your neck of the woods,
check out the LOGO website here. You can see the video with exclusive extended footage on our website here.
Next Wednesday, October 3, set your TiVo’s; Ani will be performing on Late Night with Conan O’Brien! With her touring partners in crime, Todd Sickafoose on bass and Allison Miller on drums, the little folksinger will play the new version of “Both Hands” from her career retrospective, Canon, for our favorite redheaded late night host and his millions of insomniac viewers. Late Night with Conan O’Brien airs on NBC; check...
A new November tour date has just been added to Ani’s busy schedule. On Saturday, November 10 Ani will make a stop in Baltimore, MD at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Tickets go on presale tomorrow (check out the tour page for details and password), the general public will have their chance to purchase tickets starting Friday, September 28 at 10am. If you are closer to the DC area the 9:30...
Ani is performing two very special poetry readings this week! Reading selections from Verses, her brand new book of poetry, she may even have time to field a few questions from the audience. The first reading is at 5:30p on Thursday, September 20 at The Parkway Theater (across from the Amazon Bookstore co-op, the oldest feminist bookstore in the country) at 4814 Chicago Ave. in Minneapolis, MN. The second reading...
Just can’t see enough of Ani? Check out the new "Both Hands" video on MySpace.
Filmed at her home studio in New Orleans by Susan Alzner, this video
gives you a peek at the process of re-recording the classic tune for her
upcoming release Canon, stocked with footage of Ani, Todd Sickafoose
and Allison Miller, with Mike Napolitano at the board and a guest
appearance by baby Petah. Enjoy!
We know you're thinking about how you wish summer wouldn't end rather than eagerly looking forward to fall (and all of the subsequent leaves you'll have to rake), but there are a few things to make you want to usher in the autumn winds. Pumpkin pie, hayrides, and Ani DiFranco, of course! That's right, Ani will not only be making her long-awaited return to Toronto in early November, she'll also...