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St. Vincent Plays The Belly Up Tavern Tonight

Annie Clark, otherwise known as musician St. Vincent.
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Above: Annie Clark, otherwise known as musician St. Vincent.

Some of 2009’s finest musical work is finally making its way to the San Diego area.

Songstress Annie Clark, known as artist St. Vincent, will perform at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach tonight, February 10th, with Swedish duo Wildbirds and Peacedrums providing the support.

St. Vincent’s 2009 sophomore effort, “Actor,” garnered high praise when album was released last spring and made its way to year-end top ten lists in December. The multi-layered, woodwind-infused tunes are punctuated by Clark’s wry sense of humor and use of sarcasm.

Even the title of St. Vincent’s first album, 2007’s “Marry Me,” was a joke. Clark admitted in an interview with Pitchfork that it was a direct reference to the Fox TV show, “Arrested Development.”

Last spring, Clark told NPR’s All Things Considered the sounds from a few tracks were inspired by Disney animated films and other cinematic classics. References to “Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs” and “The Wizard of Oz” are made throughout “Actor” adding more than a touch of whimsy. You can check her out for yourself. Tickets are available at bellyup.com cost $16 the day of the show. Doors open at 8:00 PM.

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Avatar for user 'Joe Spurr'

Joe Spurr | February 11, 2010 at 2:24 p.m. ― 4 years, 8 months ago

Great show. Found a clip from last night on YouTube already. The sound quality is bad and it especially doesn't do justice to her voice, but she/they rocked out:

Wildbirds and Peacedrums were cool, too, a rhythm-based two-piece with steel drums and cool vocals. Worth checking out:

http://www.myspace.com/wildbirdsandpeacedrums

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Avatar for user 'John Gamboa'

John Gamboa | February 11, 2010 at 3:07 p.m. ― 4 years, 8 months ago

Here is a photo from the show as well:

http://twitpic.com/12mz75

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Avatar for user 'Angela Carone'

Angela Carone, KPBS Staff | February 11, 2010 at 4:49 p.m. ― 4 years, 8 months ago

Wasn't she great? That voice and the guitars...of course, she's adorable too. Her band was also impressive. Nice pic, John.

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