Posted in music | pictures on September 24, 2012

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

St. Vincent / Julia Holter
David Byrne and St. Vincent
Julia Holter

When it came down to it, [Annie] Clark's voice was the star. Though [David] Byrne, a shock of white, was the one the thousands came to worship - and it's hard to deny the unadulterated joy hearing of "This Must Be the Place" and "Burning Down the House" in such a pristine setting - it was Clark who made the deepest impact. Free of reverbed guitar heroics and floating above a cloud of brass, her rendition of "The Party" during the evening's second encore was a revelation. Drawing from the gigantic church's natural resonance (not to mention its massive pipe organ), the song began with the brass band walked down the aisles as Clark appeared onstage alone, spinning a macabre rhapsody till its eventual sonic denouement.

Closer "Road to Nowhere" wasn't too shabby either. [National Post]

POP Montreal returned to Montreal for its tenth annual year this past week with countless artists across multiple venues in the city. Like CMJ and SXSW, there are so many good options at POP Montreal -- newcomers and old favorites alike -- that it's impossible to catch everyone. While we were there on Friday (9/21), we caught David Byrne & St. Vincent (who are on a tour which hits NYC three times this week -- have you checked out Kelly Pratt's tour diary with David and Annie?), French electronic artist Bertrand Burgalat (who plans to make his way to NYC for CMJ), Julia Holter, Solar Year, and recent Sub Pop-signees METZ (who have also been on the road a lot, and will be back in NYC for CMJ and again on their November tour).

POP Montreal pictures from Saturday (9/22) and Sunday (9/23) are coming soon. More pics from Friday are below.

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David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent

Solar Year

Solar Year

Solar Year

Julia Holter

Julia Holter

Julia Holter

Julia Holter

Julia Holter

Julia Holter

Julia Holter

Julia Holter

Julia Holter

Bertrand Burgalat

Bertrand Burgalat

Bertrand Burgalat

Bertrand Burgalat

Bertrand Burgalat

Bertrand Burgalat

Bertrand Burgalat

Bertrand Burgalat

Bertrand Burgalat

Metz

Metz

Metz

Metz

Metz

Metz

Metz

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Comments (2)

More pictures of the girl with the horn!!!!

NOW.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 4:55 PM

The dog has a wonderful smile on it's face.

Posted by mike | July 17, 2013 3:24 PM

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