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St. Vincent

Nov. 18
8 p.m.
Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Singer-Songwriter

It’s hard to argue that rock music is in a static place with artists like St. Vincent around. Since she arrived with her debut album 10 years ago, the multi-instrumentalist born Annie Clark has had a way with turning art-rock experimentation (particularly her twitchy, crunchy guitar riffs) into what are more or less pop songs. Her breakthrough came in 2011 with Strange Mercy, featuring what remains the definitive St. Vincent song, “Cruel,” a perfect marriage of Clark’s pop instincts and idiosyncratic guitar heroics. Clark released a decent full-length with Talking Heads frontman David Byrne in 2012 before returning with her self-titled solo album in 2014. Her new album, Masseducation, was produced by Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff, and was preceded by the single “New York,” a lovely piano-based ballad featuring exquisite use of the word “motherfucker.”