Posted in music | pictures on July 11, 2008

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

"Clark's adorable. Too flat-out charming to ever come off pretentious, even when the tunes err that way. She can't read music! I really liked her record, then loved it, then just liked it again. Tonight [June 10, 2008] at Castle Clinton she had some new songs, which were okay. One was inspired, she said, by listening to a lot of Prince. One of us (or both of us, or everyone) should probably listen to a little more Prince." [Heartonastick]
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St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

St Vincent @ Castle Clinton

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Comments (38)

marry me, annie!

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 7:48 AM

some of the new songs sounded great, but everything sounded a bit too rehearsed and perfectly executed, even the chaotic parts. they need to roughen the edges a bit more of their live sound. she is adorable though.

Posted by what a cutie | July 11, 2008 7:51 AM

you're criticizing her for sounding too perfect?

i think brooklynvegan just came full circle.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 7:56 AM

technology is cyclical

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 8:13 AM

incredible show.

and did you guys see her meet and greet the fans about half hour after the show? what a great person she comes across as.

also I have to laugh because someone said yesterday that old people go to Drive By Trucker unlike this show, and I think the first 2 rows were full of 70 year old ladies. true story.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 8:18 AM

agreed on the "incredible show" front. i've noticed that castle clinton shows in general seem to attract an older audience. seems to be the case each time i go and i'm guessing it has something to do with the downtown alliance's targeted marketing.

castle clinton shows are truly amazing. you sit there looking to your right and see trees towering over an old wooden fortress, completely forgetting you're in the city.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 8:30 AM

did they give those sunglasses out free on national hipster day?

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 8:32 AM

yes, with your mom wearing them... because it lands on the same day as national whore day.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 8:35 AM

I would say the only negative was the over strict security (no cell phones? wtf?!) and the fact that the guy who ran the show by the stage (stage manager?) is a real hard ass "Ive been doing this since 1970s with Lynard Skynard" type. when some kid asked him politely if he could have the set list after the show he was like "we dont do that type of thing here". seriously, no need for aggro attitude from that guy. I hope his boss is reading this.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 8:44 AM

does anyone know who actually puts on these shows? like, does the downtown alliance contract out to a third party or is the entire operation done in-house? between shows at castle clinton, the seaport, and the annual 4th of july thing in battery park, i'm guessing they outsource operations.

i'm curious because it's generally solid booking, but they sometimes don't do a spectacular job actually running the shows. [just like what 8:44 posted].

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 8:49 AM

the 'prince' tune she did was a definite departure from her normal phrasing and playing and was the only one i didn't really enjoy. all the other new tunes i can't wait to see if they end up on the next album. was hoping to hear 'bang bang' or her 'i dig a pony' cover, but all in all another great annie show. and the comment she made about 'marry me' being named after a tv episode i think was her just fucking with the crowd, right?

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 9:02 AM

the no cell phone rule is great, you can live without it for an hour.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 9:03 AM

@ 9:02, I thought "Marry Me" was an arrested development reference.

Posted by butternuts | July 11, 2008 9:26 AM

yeah, really. who the fuck is complaining they can't have their cell phone for the length of a show? are you kidding? when i was little, we had to walk uphill in the snow both ways with no cell phones so keep it down over there you baby. if you wanna talk on your phone, go home and don't go see shows.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 9:26 AM

yeah, I don't see how not giving somebody a set-list and denying cell phone use during a concert where people are trying to listen is doing a bad job of running a show.

Maybe it's not nice, or denying you the ability to gab to your friends during a song, but it's not hurting the production.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 9:29 AM

I saw a good amount of old people and tourist-looking types (you know, backpacks and what not) leaving half way through her set. Seems like they wandered in when they heard there was a free show, then bailed.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 9:32 AM

"and did you guys see her meet and greet the fans about half hour after the show? what a great person she comes across as."

wtf? big deal, who do you think she is celine dion? she probably works at the gap or starbucks on 14th st. just to make ends meet. she is pretty in person.

Posted by freddie mercury | July 11, 2008 9:42 AM

i thought her new songs were aced and sounded more confidently played than her older songs.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 9:45 AM

i thought the prince influenced tune was awesome, and the falsetto backing vocals were perfect.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 9:53 AM

I think she should rock out on her guitar more and I agree the new "prince" song needs some more work.

as for the cellphone ban I think it might be some archaic rule about no cellphones because this is federal property, although Im not really sure what the rationale is, maybe they are afraid cell phone signal could be used as homing device for a terrorist missile? threat level was orange, btw.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 10:08 AM

I thanked her after the show and she was so sincerely appreciative. I loved the set

Posted by birdy | July 11, 2008 10:21 AM

8:49

I believe all R2R event are run by the Usual Suspect production team.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 10:29 AM

thanks, 10:29 -- that's exactly the information i was looking for!

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 10:36 AM

"yes, with your mom wearing them... because it lands on the same day as national whore day."

LOL

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 10:43 AM

^^? oh, wait, that's right...i forgot that fifth grade humor is back in style and funny again.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 10:59 AM

Dream girl.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 11:00 AM

"^^? oh, wait, that's right...i forgot that fifth grade humor is back in style and funny again."

yeah. it's like williamsburg hipster irony or whatever the kids like to call hiding the fact that they've got little between the ears.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 11:09 AM

you know all this talk about "artists" and "musicians" and such who are not real artists or musicians, or at least actually make a "living" by working in a record store or something like thats such a bad thing,

how come I never ever hear anything about "comedians" I mean most of them seem to have no problem dropping their a material here for free. how big douchebags they are living off their mommy's and daddies money. ok bye.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 11:17 AM

"wtf? big deal, who do you think she is celine dion? she probably works at the gap or starbucks on 14th st. just to make ends meet. she is pretty in person."

she received universally good reviews [including in determiners of the universe pfork] and has been playing fairly big venues. she mentioned during her set that she had just moved to brooklyn. this isn't 1992 with pavement riding across the US in a van and hiding their tour earnings under the floor tom. "indie rockers" can make a living. but good for her, it was a great show, and she deserves to do well.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 11:21 AM

how come she calls herself St. Vincent? anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 11:28 AM

Yo, this chick needs to stop calling me at all hours of the night wanting to "hang out." I mean, I like hanging with her, but I think she's obsessed with me.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 11:30 AM

The fishnets, the sundress, the glasses, the guitar, her voice...all of it make me so horny. And she does seem genuine and really cool.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 11:36 AM

how long did she play for?

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 11:42 AM

alright doctor 11:21. chill out. 11:30 you're funny.

i wouldnt mind putting her legs over my shoulders and do something dirty to her...

Posted by freddie mercury | July 11, 2008 11:48 AM

I would give my pinkie toe to have sex with this chick...

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 1:09 PM

I agree. Intercourse with Annie would be nice.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 1:24 PM

11:42--she played for like an hour and change, show started at 7 and was over in the 8:15-8:20 range.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2008 1:57 PM

Hey there - to those who are concerned with the running of the Castle Shows, I am one of the folks hired to do so... I have been running shows there for 13 years... a few things in response to the above:

1 - we do give out set lists, always have, if someone was being an asswipe about this I can bet he wasn't from our team. Apologies to whomever though, I hate when that happens.

2 - Security is a bit tight down at The Castle, we all know it, but for a variety of reasons it's the way it has to be. It is a funny hybrid of a scene there; we have to make a lot of people happy and secure about how these shows come off and so there are more rules than one might have at a club. All things being = though, we have never had any bad scenes down there with our security team - they may be a bit overwhelming in their spiffy uniforms, and there may be a lot of them, but they are definitely not heavies, and generally way cool with just being there to enjoy the music.

And thanks for all the nice things said, we appreciates it - Next week, he said as a shameless promoter: Ted Leo....

Posted by W | July 12, 2008 10:18 AM

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