Posted in music | pictures on August 11, 2014

photos by Amanda Hatfield

St. Vincent
St. Vincent

St. Vincent, who we also recently caught at Pitchfork Fest, closed out the Celebrate Brooklyn season in the best way possible on Saturday night (8/9). Apparently people were on line as early as noon for the free, 7:30 pm Prospect Park show. I got there during San Fermin's opening set. The Brooklyn venue was already packed, but there were still long lines at both doors wrapping in different directions around the park, and around all the people who decided to just sit outside the gates and listen.

Annie Clark is a rock star who never misses a beat, as she shreds, sings and dances her way around the stage. Banter is kept to a minimum. The robot-like, conveyor belt moves she pulls off in heels with perfect posture while continuing to play notes are almost as impressive as her songs. There was never a dull moment in the show which, unlike Neutral Milk Hotel on the same stage recently, went right to the 10:30 outdoor show curfew. The weather was perfect, and so was Annie's band which includes her dance-mate, bassist and keyboardist Toko Yasuda (you might also recognize her from The Lapse, The Van Pelt, Blonde Redhead, and Enon), Daniel Mintseris (keyboards), and Matt Johnson (drums).

The concert, which maybe you heard on WFUV (if not, LISTEN NOW BELOW), included almost every song from the new self-titled album. Her 17 song set also included 5 from Strange Mercy, 2 from Actor, 1 from Marry Me. Highlights included the post-encore version of "Strange Mercy" she did along on top of a riser with the sound of crickets in the background, and a stint on someone's shoulders to get closer to the crowd towards the end of the show.

Look for Annie on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight (8/11) and tomorrow.

More pictures from the show, the setlist, the full audio stream of it and more, below...

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VIEW FROM BEHIND THE GATE:

Setlist:
Rattlesnake
Digital Witness
Cruel
Marrow
Every Tear Disappears
I Prefer Your Love
Actor Out Of Work
Surgeon
Cheerleader
Prince Johnny
Birth In Reverse
Regret
Huey Newton
Bring Me Your Loves
Strange Mercy
Year Of The Tiger
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Comments (44)

legs

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 3:12 PM

Hipsters are so fucking awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 3:14 PM

St. Vincent Glory Hole

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 3:18 PM

How many of the people who lined up early knew about the VIP barricade? Waiting in line for hours and being stuck however many rows back has got to suck.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 3:20 PM

() ---c=3

Posted by D | August 11, 2014 3:30 PM

San Fermin is the worse thing I have ever heard. Just plain shit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 3:32 PM

so hot

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 3:45 PM

Annie da GAWD

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 3:46 PM

Annie da Gawd of velveeta

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 4:00 PM

@3:20 they do that for every free prospect park show, so likely everyone knew it. idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 4:26 PM

Actually, 4:26 they did not do it for Dum Dum Girls or Warpaint or any of the benefit concerts. For all of those shows (probably more) member seating was by the sound booth only and non-members had the entire front area.

Do you ever notice when people use the word "idiot" on the internet it's almost always them who are wrong? It's kinda funny.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 4:29 PM

There are always people lined up starting around noon for the free shows. It's the super fanatics. This is nothing new. If you got there by 5 you got in.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 4:30 PM

"@3:20 they do that for every free prospect park show, so likely everyone knew it. idiot."

The Dum Dum Girls did not have a VIP section in the front. The Warpaint show didn't have one either. It wasn't complete idiocy to anticipate a non-traditional free show setup for St. Vincent.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 4:34 PM

she looks great, wasn't feeling the gray haired thing but this is definitely working

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 5:01 PM

Enough with this St Vitus chick.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 5:08 PM

no upskirts = photo fail

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 5:12 PM

i wonder if she hates the jews too

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 5:31 PM

5pm is still too much of a wait for a 7:30 show.

Posted by ME | August 11, 2014 6:02 PM

Great show!

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 7:37 PM

Fucking zombies behind the gate.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 10:34 PM

@5:31 her girlfriend is a jew

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2014 11:00 PM

i would turn her straight

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 12:51 AM

Her schtick is almost as tired as her Asian looks.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 12:55 AM

personally, i'd be very interested in the st. vincent glory hole #SVGH

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 1:14 AM

Awesome show. Best female artist around these days by a mile. If you do not agree, please name your choice!

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 1:52 AM

3:20
That really pissed me off, but my seats were still pretty good. But they were seats. I wanted to stand and feel people sweat on me

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 2:59 AM

@5:42 they look like promo stills for an upcoming teen movie where the prom queen falls from grace

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 3:04 AM

Great looks but terrible music.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 8:28 AM

Great looks great music.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 11:06 AM

Just listened to the stream. Fantastic show. Sounds great. Thanks.

Posted by bryontreece | August 12, 2014 11:08 AM

The show was lukewarm at best. Annie is a talented musician clearly, but there were no hooks, there was no passion. It was a study in style over substance. At least Laurie Anderson had something to say about the direction society was going.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 11:19 AM

one hell of a show, she was fantastic... and a ripping good guitar player, well worth the wait... even though my seats, i got there at four thirty, were along the side, her performance was superb, really opened up her music and lots of soloing... glad i waited in line, it was a beautiful evening to be in the park with friends, waiting in line...

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 2:13 PM

hey, where's the merch table shot?

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 2:14 PM

I was backstage... And let me assure you, the Platter was indeed Robust.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 2:35 PM

304, I thought it was funny because it seems like the photog took the first one, saw the young woman in the background and so zoomed in on her, given the tendency of the photogs for this site to take leering photographs and all

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 2:41 PM

"... really opened up her music and lots of soloing"

OMG I am so glad I never spent a dime on her recorded oevre then, because she took maybe 3 legitimate solos all night, and they were mostly just an excuse for showing off her new Axe-Fx II XL

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 3:13 PM

Her music is boring as fuck. Her guitar playing is mediocre at best. If she wasn't attractive absolutely no one would give a shit.


Thank God for all those lonely boys and homestuck dykes, amirite Annie?

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 6:44 PM

1119 No hooks? You must be deaf.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 11:00 PM

It nice to see she is getting put down by some on here. That means she is actually good which is obvious.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2014 1:24 PM

^ catty bitch

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2014 1:37 PM

I have so much love for her

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2014 2:30 PM

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