St. Vincent, "Dig a Pony" (Beatles cover), live at the MFA.
Last Thursday, the Museum of Fine Arts hosted its annual "College Night" event, which featured, among other things, a free performance from Annie Clark, a/k/a St. Vincent, in their Courtyard. Two sets, in fact.
And likely, any collegians stopping by to catch the set who had never heard St. Vincent before were won over. Clark is a hell of a performer - she's a great singer, she can shred on guitar, and she told charming anecdotes between songs. So much so, in fact, that she wound up running long during her first set.
Clark went to college 'round these parts, and so she told a "one of us" story about her roommate building a beeramid, and then later, one about how she thought her vote for John Kerry was going to be more important than it wound up being. She also talked about recording her new album down in North Carolina, but she didn't favor the early set with any new tracks. We've heard she played some new stuff for the late crowd, but we didn't have our cameras rolling for that one. Instead, we've got her "big hit," which you can watch below.
St. Vincent, "Jesus Saves, I Spend," live at the MFA.