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Annie in Wonderland

There wasn't much to know about St. Vincent when I first happened upon her in concert, in the middle of July 2007.
St. Vincent gives an otherworldly performance on Actor
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 23, 2009

Soundtrack of her life

"I think that I secretly wish I was a filmmaker." Annie Clark may consider this some real hush-hush info, but even a cursory listen to Actor , her latest album (as St. Vincent), makes clear her cinematic aspirations.
St. Vincent recasts the movies
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 15, 2009

St. Vincent

Clark’s soaring soprano is capable of hitting a Billie Holiday swoon just as easily as a sinister incantation.
Marry Me | Beggars Banquet
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 30, 2007

Back in '96

The label has since evolved into an indie juggernaut.
The Bloomington indie Jagjaguwar evolution
By BRUCE COHEN  |  July 02, 2007

June tunes

Mark Twain once observed that it’s “better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.”
From Beastie Boys to the White Stripes and more
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 25, 2007

Going on sale: May 18, 2007

Under Byen, Blanks 77, Polyphonic Spree, and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  May 18, 2007


Matter of characters

Two men are on the phone.
In the age of the sound bite, Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster are reviving the lost art of long-form radio comedy
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 04, 2007

Stockholm calling

In “Young Folks,” the hipster hit by the Stockholm-based indie-pop trio Peter Bjorn and John, Peter Morén boasts that “we don’t care about the young folks.”
Peter Bjorn and John, El Perro del Mar, and Lo-Fi Fink lead the new Swedish invasion
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  March 03, 2007

Soft sell

Sing! isn’t just the emphatic title of Tiger Saw’s third and most recent full-length on Kimchee Records: it’s also the rotating-member-band’s manifesto.
Tiger Saw’s quiet music for swelling hearts
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  January 13, 2006