Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, singer and multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark previously performed and toured with the likes of the Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens before breaking away and finding her own audience under the St. Vincent moniker. Releasing her debut album, Marry Me (the title coming from a gag line on the TV show Arrested Development), in 2007 to a wave of adulation from countless critical outlets, Clark has since developed a reputation as a consistent and stunning performer after numerous tours across the world. With her sophomore release, Actor, Clark has diverted from her initial lighthearted tone, occasionally delving into muddy guitars and a playful industrial sound. The album is strong and furthers her image as more than just a solid vocalist with a pretty face. If history repeats itself, your odds of seeing a group of star-struck fanboys waiting around after the show for an autograph or a moment's discussion is about as high as coming away from the show with a distinct sense of satisfaction. Which is to say, high. Also performing will be Philadelphia's Pattern Is Movement. 18+.
Thu., June 4, 6 p.m., 2009