Review: St. Vincent at the Bella Union Stage

St. Vincent

St. Vincent, Annie Clark, deserves her own review piece. Mostly, I just want to gush some more about how amazing her show at the Wireless Festival yesterday was. I will review the rest of the day later, but in the meantime… I will go on about St .Vincent for a bit. She is, without doubt, one of the most talented performers I’ve seen this year. She was playing with four other band members, and I loved it. Her show at the Hoxton Bar & Kitchen was in my top 5, with just her performing alone, but with a band it was just a little more epic. They were all clearly having alot of fun rocking out, even if most people had no clue who they were. They opened with Marry Me and did a fairly long set, mostly of new songs from the stunning Actor. From Marry Me they also played Now, Now and closed the whole set with a brilliant performance of Your Lips Are Red. I love the dual mic setup, it’s really interesting to watch as well as to hear. The saxophone was a brilliant addition to the live sound, and songs like Marrow were just so unbelievably epic, I could have watched them do it again and again.

I can’t recommend going to the ICA show enough, St. Vincent is an artist not to be missed. Also, she is so fun to shoot. Tied as fun as Emily Haines and Andrew Bird earlier this year. See:

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4 Responses to Review: St. Vincent at the Bella Union Stage

  1. gerlin July 6, 2009 at 3:37 pm #

    She has such a pretty and special face! Cute cute cute.

  2. bizriak July 7, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    I love Annie! I want to have her children! Oh, wait…..

  3. Darrell July 8, 2009 at 11:25 pm #

    Yup – I was the Hoxton Bar & Grill show which was magical.
    And tonight at The ICA it was deliciously gnarly. Almost mindblowing.
    (It was only spoiled by two annoying people talking loudly to each other near the front)
    It would’ve been amazing to have been able to get the albums signed and have a chat with her like we did after the show in Hoxton (where I believe she was talking to fans for over an hour after the show finished)
    I wish she’d bring out a double-live DVD – one disc her intimate solo show to appreciate how talented she is and the other with the full band where you can see how she rocks like a demon.

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