Posted in music | pictures on February 27, 2014

photos by Amanda Hatfield

"Watching @st_vincent bring it like a boss at @Terminal5NYC.
Shred lady, shred!" - Kelly Ridgway

St. Vincent

In celebration of her great new album, St. Vincent kicked off her tour with a sold out show at NYC's massive Terminal 5 last night (2/26), her largest headlining show in this city to date. (Not counting the Williamsburg Park show she played with David Byrne, who was in attendance last night but not on stage.) She played almost all of the new album, plus a ton of favorites from the first three like "Cruel," "Cheerleader," "Marrow," "Your Lips Are Red" and more. She also ended the pre-encore set with the fuzz attack of her shredding 2012 Record Store Day single, "Krokodil." Pictures of the show, including one of the setlist, are in this post. Holly Herndon opened, but unfortunately no pics of her.

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Setlist (via Music Mumbler)
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Comments (68)

ST. ONG

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 9:26 AM

Is she lez

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 9:34 AM

LOL Get it!

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 9:36 AM

That, ladies and gentlemen, was the real deal. Annie killed it. What an amazing performance by an artist in her prime. Holly Herndon's opening set was also fantastic.

As much as people may complain about T5, I've gotta say that I have had some great experiences there. I've seen tons of great shows there (LCD, Wolf Parade, New Pornographers, Local Natives, PJ Harvey, Massive Attack), there is never a wait to get inside or to get a drink, the staff is very friendly, and if you stand on the floor (and not underneath the overhangs) the sound is excellent.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 9:39 AM

that lesbo is hot

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 9:46 AM

There is no doubt she is talented.. but sometimes it gets outweighed by the fact she is so full of herself

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 9:59 AM

those legs doe

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 10:04 AM

T5 might get oversold and overcrowded from time to time but it's nothing a nice slice of flan can't fix.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 10:06 AM

I like her music, but her media persona is kinda annoying. I wish I had never heard her speak.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 10:10 AM

She can play the hell out of the guitar. Better then Hendrix or Eddie Van Halen

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 10:12 AM

I prefer brunnete version

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 10:20 AM

I love her.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 10:22 AM

"As much as people may complain about T5, I've gotta say that I have had some great experiences there. I've seen tons of great shows there (LCD, Wolf Parade, New Pornographers, Local Natives, PJ Harvey, Massive Attack), there is never a wait to get inside or to get a drink, the staff is very friendly, and if you stand on the floor (and not underneath the overhangs) the sound is excellent."

It seems like it's the "cool"/"hip"/"IN" thing to hate on T5, but I don't think it's really THAT bad. Sure there are better venues, but unless you're just posing as a sound quality snob, I can't get behind ragging on that venue.

The only complaints I really have are the drink prices (like all the other venues, I know) and quality, and the fact that if it's a fairly packed show it's tough to move up front unless you have, ahem, assistance.

Now, I'm sure some poser will go after me about what I just said, but I know that's just because they need a little something to make them feel better about themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 10:24 AM

@9:39am is a jackass

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 10:25 AM

duh, the review is above so this is for SHORT COMMENT fucker

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 10:27 AM

9:39 that's a fair pro-T5 argument and I get that 3k in nyc is a needed venue capacity and that venues at that capacity have challenges but...

As someone that is friends with short people, the only decent sight lines in that place are not in the middle of the floor. And really, the sound should be good everywhere in a venue not just one spot.

I guess once the venue capacity gets above 2.5k my preference is to pay more for decent seats at theaters like the Beacon or Paramount and to wait for artists at this level to play one of those instead of putting myself through the experience of a T5 show.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 10:28 AM

Out of all the idiotic comments, you pick @9:39 as the jackass? Ugh. this place is the worst.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 10:28 AM

These pictures do not do her any justice but even bad pictures of her make me wish I was eating her pussy for hours.

Goodness those legs wrapped around your head. Can you imagine?


T5 is the worst. I bet anything the 2 dorks above saying it is not bad listen to all their music exclusively on mp3's on their phone.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 10:30 AM

T5 isn't bad if you make an effort to get up close, just like Hammerstein or Roseland. Quit standing in the back and your problems with any venue will be solved.


Last nights St. Vincent show was a let-down, the stage set-up and much-talked about "choreography" were underwhelming; the music - too electronically affected, leaving a real feeling of disconnect between the artist and the music, and also subsequently, the audience watching.

A lot of the show reminded me of a warped and stripped-down version of a Sufjan Stevens show - which is exactly why St. Vincent is as divisive.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 10:40 AM

Yeah all you munckins, get up closer to the stage

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 10:41 AM

that is to say, "Age of Adz" era Sufjan...

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 10:41 AM

These pictures are unbelievably bad for such a visually interesting show (not to mention musically mind blowing). She's really upped her live game the past couple years.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 10:43 AM

Mp3s are the best music quality, what's wrong with thar?

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 10:43 AM

These pictures do not do her any justice but even bad pictures of her make me wish I was eating her pussy for hours.
Goodness those legs wrapped around your head. Can you imagine?

>> are you a lady ? otherwise imagining is your only option...

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 10:58 AM

"That, ladies and gentlemen, was the real deal. Annie killed it. What an amazing performance by an artist in her prime. Holly Herndon's opening set was also fantastic."

Aaahhh, Rockin' Daddy you haven't changed a bit ... 10 lb of shit in a 5 lb bag, and friends with _____

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 11:12 AM

Annie is a goddess

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 11:27 AM

Have been seeing shows in NYC for about 15 years and have been to about 25 shows at T5. I tried to limit my visits to the venue to acts i really didnt think would play other spots in NYC due to the crowds they drew. After T5 ruined the last show i attended, i can safely say i wont be going back. Its not the "cool" thing to hate on T5 if you go to shows regularly. The fact is that the place sucks as a live music venue. It used to be EXIT and its set up as a dance club. The sight lines are sh*t, the sound is ridiculously inconsistant from one 20 ft square spot on the floor to the next, and they over sell the venue based on how many people u can jam into 3 floors of mostly balcony space with no view of the stage. That being said, its relatively easy to get a drink and if you are lucky enough to get a spot in the VIP stepdown platform on the second floor-the sound is great-its not crowded and the sight lines are pefect.....cue the hate

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 11:27 AM

crowd was fucking catatonic. it was an amazing performance and everyone just stood there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 11:28 AM

good show.
her ramblings were a little odd tho. a couple of times i was all huh?/

want to bang

also thought it was funny that people had their iphones up recording "digital witness"

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 11:34 AM

does she do anal?

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 11:38 AM

Every show I've ever seen at T5 has had acceptable sound, and only the ones I didn't care enough to show up early to had poor sight lines. Overall if you show up early and know where to go the place is fine.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 11:41 AM

clearly not ramblings but scripted character work, guh.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 11:43 AM


I prefer Sharon Van Etten

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 11:47 AM

the scripted ramblings were poor...i'm pretty much allergic to her voice unless she's singing

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 11:53 AM

ill take an s-t-v

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 11:54 AM

1040 disconnect? You must have been at a different show. She took it up a notch in every way since her last tour: her singing, guitar playing and stage presence/confidence were through the roof. And of course she looked awesome. Even the sound was great(yes, @ T5!)Her new album may be her best yet. She is back on her way to stardom after that so-so album and tour with David Byrne. Easily my favorite female artist since PJ Harvey. Holly Herndon's opening set was a complete boring waste of time though.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 12:25 PM

I would rather not

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 12:27 PM

this 'show up early' argument is ridiculous. you shouldnt have to show up early to a show in order for it not to sound horrible.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 12:36 PM

WTF happened to her hair?

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 12:37 PM

"you shouldnt have to show up early to a show in order for it not to sound horrible."

DING DING DING DING WE HAVE A WINNAH!

YOU GET DIPSHIT OF THE DAY AWARD, RUFUS!

HERE'S YOUR SIGN

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Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 12:44 PM

There are spots at the Beacon that sound horrible. There are spots at RCMH that sound horrible. I would guess that there are spots at Carnegie Hall that do not sound as good as other spots. Location is an important aspect of sound, and for GA shows you need to get there early to get the prime spots because no one is impressed with how important you think you are and how entitled you feel to stand in the best spots when you arrive stage minus 5.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 12:47 PM

She looks like Karen Black at the end of 'Burnt Offerings'.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 12:56 PM

AT this point do you think T5(bowery presents) is paying people to write good reviews of events that take place there? The sound is simply horrible.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 12:58 PM

This is city stuff.

Subway rides home after "shows" are often filled with reflection. Then when home, it's adult roommate time!

Posted by Mr. FootFetish | February 27, 2014 1:01 PM

Absolutely 12:58, I mean it's obvious that everyone that does not see life like you must be a paid employee of some promoter or something. Or I suppose you could alternatively believe that they are trolls, or all the same person. It's OK, just relax everything will be OK.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 1:02 PM

1258 Last night's show sounded great. I was on the floor about 50 feet back. It really couldn't have sounded any better. Yes, I have heard some shows there with lousy sound but they tend to be the bands that rock harder and played louder. The crowd on the other hand was motionless...I just don't get it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 1:08 PM

Williamsburg 7

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 1:09 PM

anon 12:47 Exactly. Every single venue has sweet spots and spots where the sound sucks. I would never go upstairs in any NYC venue for this reason. I've been to T5 enough times that I know exactly where to go to hear decent sound.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 1:12 PM

SHARON VAN ETTEN BABY

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 1:18 PM

fucking amazing show. she will be a legend

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 1:33 PM

You know who will be a legend? Liza, that's who.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 1:40 PM

Strange Mercy was a nice surprise. She hadn't played it at previous shows this year.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 1:44 PM

i loved strange mercy, it was a weird and interesting blending of 80s influences, rather than just a regurgitation. i think she's definitely one of the more talented and cerebral indie artists working today.

saw her at BAM, she's obviously an amazing fucking guitarist and extremely thoughtful, but i thought that her stage show was much too stylized and choreographed and perhaps as a result came off as a bit cold. but that's what she's about in a big way, and i think that touring with david byrne probably pushed her more in that direction. personally, i would love to see her break out of her comfort zone a little bit and occasionally get messy.

terminal 5 is a fucking shithole airplane hanger dance club and i feel bad for anyone who has to see their favorite bands there rather than in an intimate venue where there's a real connection between performer and audience. such is music life in nyc.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 2:58 PM

the girl next to me kept jumping around while dancing and whacking me with her arms and her bag, then she kept pushing over until i finally backed up and let her get in front of me

and then she turned around and yelled at me to move back

twice

i hate fucking terminal 5

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 3:08 PM

I love Terminal 5 when I walk in and people are shoulder to shoulder under the downstairs overhang, and then I have to squeeze and get pushed around trying to get to the very back to get a beer. Even better is the huge struggle to get back to wherever I was to find the sea of sardines has swallowed up any area I may have left behind. Sometimes I like going upstairs where I can't see anything and the sound is like wearing ear muffs.

Death to this venue. I hope it burns to the ground. And I hope the people defending it are inside while it burns. And I hope Billy Joel is onstage playing Uptown Girl.

Posted by mark | February 27, 2014 3:24 PM

3:24 doesn't live in NYC

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 3:28 PM

3:24 nailed it

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 3:55 PM

3:08 don't blame t5, blame people.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 3:57 PM

ny I love you but you're bringing me down

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 4:56 PM

was the photographer paid for this work? she was in the front row of a very stylized, lighting-heavy show and this is what came out of it? about half of these shots are out of focus and most are poorly framed. the show was visually amazing and these photos don't communicate that at all.

T5 is pretty commonly accepted to be a bad venue, just because a bunch of people think something doesn't make it "hip" to think the same. oversold, awful sight lines, and pretty bad sound in most of the venue really. if i was the type of person to shove through to the front/middle of a packed crowd it probably would've been better, but isn't the point of a music venue to sound good and to let you see the artist perform? why else do people buy tickets to concerts?

i'm not entirely sure whether i was let down by the performance at this show or just St. Vincent's direction -- she is an entirely different musician than she was 2-3 years ago, which is cool and totally ok, but she lost any "personal" connection at her shows when all of the spoken words are clearly rehearsed (which is why it appears as "TEXT" in the setlist). this show was more performance art than it was a group of musicians. annie, i love you but please be less detached.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 5:11 PM

324 Drama queen? Yeah the place blows but you are seriously exaggerating.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2014 1:00 AM

511 Really? Her direction and performance (much better than last few tours) is why I thought it was such a great show. I don't need touch/feely from her or anyone else. I think she has taken her craft to another level with this album and tour. T5 sucks but I am so glad I went back to that dump last night. And yes, those photos captured very little. I saw better pix on other sites.

http://www.cmj.com/live/st-vincent-terminal-5-february-26-2014/

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2014 1:08 AM

@11:38: The last time i tried whe was ok with it

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2014 7:11 AM

@1:08: The pictures you linked to are from one of the few photographers who was able to stay for the whole show. Most of the rest of us, myself included, had to leave the venue after the first three songs.

Posted by Amanda | February 28, 2014 8:15 AM

but even your closeup shots suck, *:15

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2014 11:56 AM

8:15***

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2014 11:56 AM

I am so glad I went back to that dump last night. And yes, those photos captured very little.

Posted by Android | March 3, 2014 7:13 AM


guitar heroes anthems forever´╗┐

Posted by Lathrop | March 18, 2014 6:46 AM

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