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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
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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
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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
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Back in '96

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


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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
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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
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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