Multi-instrumentalist St. Vincent, then Annie Clarke, began as a touring member of The Polyphonic Spree, a symphonic rock band the size of a small army. She also toured with Sufjan Stevens’ as a part of his touring band before beginning to record her own music in 2006. Long before she transformed into the grey haired leading lady with the cult leader vibe, St. Vincent released Marry Me on Beggars Banquet Records.
She would release two more albums, Actor and Strange Mercy, before grabbing everyone’s attention with Love This Giant, her 2012 collaborative effort with David Byrne. Jude Clarke of BBC Music called the album “a perfect cerebral pop pairing.” The two toured extensively to promote the album, performing lead singles “Who” and “Weekend in the Dust” on shows, like Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Colbert Report.
Two years later, St. Vincent released a self-titled solo album and cemented herself as the new face of art rock. St. Vincent marks a definitive step in her evolution as a solo artist. The Rolling Stone called the record “her tightest, tensest, best set of songs to date, with wry, twisty beats pushing her lovably ornery melodies toward grueling revelations.”
The show is part of the Celebrate Brooklyn concert series in Prospect Park’s Bandshell. Last year’s series drew over 250,000 attendees, so arrive early and stake out a good spot. The “Friends Tent” will be open to all, but the “Sponsor Tent” will be closed for a private event. The show will go on rain or shine.
St. Vincent with San Fermin at Prospect Park’s Bandshell
9th Street & Prospect Park West Brooklyn, NY 11215
Saturday, August 9, 2014
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The Black Keys is an American rock duo from Akron, Ohio, that formed in 2001. The duo, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, started out as an independent act recording in basements and self producing their own records. They emerged as one of the most popular garage rock artists during 2010. They are now embarking on a world tour with multiple support acts, including including Cage the Elephant, Jake Bugg and St. Vincent.
Their debut album, The Big Come Up was released in 2002, and earned them a deal with Fat Possum Records. The Black Keys built up their fan base by playing small clubs and festivals. In 2004, they released their third album, Rubber Factory, which lead them to a major record deal with Nonesuch Records in 2006.
The Black Keys had their breakthrough in 2012 with Brothers, which included the popular single “Tighten Up.” The single helped the album win three Grammy Awards. In 2011, their follow-up album, El Camino, received strong reviews and peaked number two on the Billboard 200 chart. The album allowed the duo to hit the road for their first arena tour, “El Camino Tour.” The album and its hit single “Lonely Boy” won three Grammy Awards. In May, The Black Keys released their eighth album, Turn Blue, which is the duo’s first number one album in the U.S. and Australia. To announce the “Turn Blue World Tour,” the duo released a video on their YouTube Channel that can be watched below.
The Black Keys and St. Vincent at The Frank Erwin Center
Friday, December 19, 2014
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Celebrate Brooklyn! is back, and as usual for the festival, the lineup is stocked with both big names and smaller acts. This year, Janelle Monae will open the festival, with St. Vincent and San Fermin closing things out on the festival’s final day, and many of the shows in between are free of charge.
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WATCH: Nirvana Plays with Lorde, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent and Joan Jett at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
Thursday night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn saw the last remaining Nirvana members – Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear – reunite and perform together live for the first time in 22 years. The group released their debut album, Bleach, 25 years ago and was inducted to the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.
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Many artists have chosen to honor the late Kurt Cobain in their performances this week, as April 5th marked the 20th anniversary of his death. This includes a spectacular rendition of “Lithium” by St. Vincent, who brought it to her set at Chicago’s Riviera on Saturday.
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