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St. Vincent @ The Echo, 08/04/07

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Last Saturday evening, the overwhelmingly beautiful, Audrey Hepburn-esque Annie Clark, a.k.a St. Vincent, performed a stellar set of songs from her latest Beggars Banquet release Marry Me. I've watched her play solo via the internet before, but her independent renditions just don't do her record justice. For the first time, Clark nearly duplicated the orchestral vibe strewn throughout her debut album, incorporating sampling and the backing of a three-piece band.

I'm beginning to believe that no single girl can out perform Clark on the guitar. She slays! As a backing musician for Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens, Clark has honed incredible musicianship that is even more apparent live than on recording. The effortless, graceful execution of rhythmically complex songs like "Now, Now" and "Your Lips Are Red" proved that she is ready for bigger things.