The rainy, autumn Saturday night turned out to be the perfect setting for listening to Courtney Barnett and Stella Mozgawa play their new instrumental album End Of The Day (music from the film Anonymous Club) in the First Unitarian Church Sanctuary.
Anjimile started the night performing songs from their most recent album The King. Early in the set, they covered “Cry Me a River” before moving into songs about their experience as a trans person. Anjimile set the vibe for the night in their opening set for Barnett and Mozgawa to perform End Of The Day almost in its entirety.
The sanctuary was silent. The duo played a 30-minute instrumental set without stopping and the audience was fully engaged the whole time. In addition to the seated audience being dead silent for the whole instrumental set, you barely even saw the light of phone screens popping up over people’s heads. The sanctuary felt like a listening room.