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SLCene Suggests: St. Vincent at The Depot

by on March 26, 2014


ST. VINCENT, THE DEPOT, Friday, March 28, 8 p.m., $25

Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, has quickly established herself as one of the most entrancing performers in modern rock music over the course of four albums (not counting her killer 2012 collaboration with David Byrne, Love This Giant). And her latest, self-titled collection just might be her best yet. Her guitar-playing is at turns aggressive and beautiful, and adds winning texture to the electro-funk and prog excursions that fill St. Vincent on songs like “Birth in Reverse” and “Digital Witness.” The epic sonic excursions from her collaboration with Byrne seem to have inspired Clark to explore all manner of sounds, and her voice is a pliable-enough beast to allow her to make the experimentation sound totally natural. Put all her playful elements together and you have an incredibly listenable album. And when you put Clark on stage, you’re guaranteed a mesmerizing performance. Noveller opens the show.

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