St. Vincent @ 92Y Tribeca, NYC 4/14/09

By Amrit Singh / April 15, 2009 - 1:47 pm

While Jack and Alison were showing Bowery just how comfortable they were singing into the same mic, Annie Clark performed her own intimate set across town at the 92Y space in Tribeca. It was an invite-only show, although a last minute notice to her mailing list subscribers ensured it wasn’t just an industry drag. The roughly one-hour set focused on the prematurely evaluated Actor LP with a side of Marry Me crowd pleasers (“Jesus Saves, I Spend,” “Marry Me,” etc.). Annie went solo for most of it, calling out a sax/clarinet man for a couple (including “Marry” and a set-closing, acoustic guitar take on “The Party”). Of course her “Actor Out Of Work” got some stage time and good applause, Clark noting that a recent crowd in Los Angeles gave it an overall sigh. NYC is good like that, Annie. Just don’t sing “Writer Out Of Work” and your sets here will be sigh-free. We sent Dese’Rae L. Stage to take it all in. The photos are hers, and the following tour dates are St. Vincent’s:

05/19 – Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre
05/20 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
05/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Unitarian Church
05/22 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
05/24 – George, WA (Sasquatch!)
05/25 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
05/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
05/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
05/30 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
05/31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Modified
06/02 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
06/03 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr.
06/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
06/05 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
06/07 – Chicago, IL @ Epiphany
06/09 – Newport, KY @ The Southgate House
06/10 – Lexington, KY @ The Dame
06/11 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
06/12 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
06/16 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree
06/18 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
06/19 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk

St. Vincent – “The Strangers” (MP3)

Actor is out via 5/4 via 4AD.