David Byrne & St. Vincent

What can you expect from a collaboration of artists a generation apart but sharing expansive, multi-textured pop perspectives that stretch to the avant-garde? In the case of former Talking Head David Byrne and Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, something unexpected, thoroughly intriguing, and pretty cool. Love This Giant is a fully collaborative effort between Byrne and Clark that gradually evolved into complete pieces over some two and a half years. One key surprise is that the arrangements are focused on a large brass band. Consequently the tour will feature eight horn players, a keyboardist, and a drummer. Of the Giant tracks, "Who" sounds like a classic Byrne/T. Heads moment wrapped around stomping brass and occasional gossamer flights from Clark. "Weekend in the Dust," meanwhile, is a funky workout juxtaposing Clark's declarative vocals with chortling, down-and-dirty horns. In concert Byrne also promises to play "a bunch of songs that we suspect people will already know." $39-$79, 8 p.m. 805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612.339.7007.
Sat., Sept. 15, 8 p.m., 2012

 
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