The two bands we were mainly there to see were The Antlers and St.Vincent. I’d seen The Antlers play before, when they opened for The National almost two years ago, but had not seen St. Vincent live.
Can I just tell you – AMAZING.
St.Vincent was so much more than I ever expected. She (Annie Clark) is such a talented musician, trained at probably the most prestigious classical music school in the country, yet a punk rocker at heart. Just when I started to think her sound reminded me of Bjork or The Breeders/Throwing Muses, it changed and threw me off completely. Her sound is so individual and omg, the way she plays electric guitar… oh my gawd. This chick even came out into the audience and CROWD surfed!
Seriously, this was the best show I’ve seen in a really long time. We’ve been playing her music pretty non-stop at home all weekend.