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Ani Mari with Ariias

Ani Mari is a 20-year-old alt-Americana singer-songwriter from the Northwoods of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, whose songs weave complex chord progressions into heart-wrenching stories and melodies, spanning from folk to pop rock.

Created in a college dorm at the University of Iowa in late 2013, Ariias is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Erik Tarr. At the time of its inception, the goal of the project was to aurally express Tarr’s emotions, thoughts, and experiences, and to exist as a natural byproduct of his musical influences. This idea remains the heart of Ariias today, even with multiple lineup changes throughout the years.

Now based out of Des Moines, Iowa, Ariias consists of Erik Tarr (lead vocals, guitar, keyboard), Keenan Crow (guitar, keyboard, vocals), Kyler Schutzman (bass), and Blake Erickson (drums, vocals). The music is spacey, atmospheric and layered with lengthy compositions and a variety of instruments and arrangements, bearing influences of shoegaze, dream pop, psychedelic rock, and post-rock styles.

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Aug 10 2024


7:00 pm


Ames City Auditorium
520 6th St.

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